But CCleaner must at least take consent from users in EU as per law, they didn’t do that, after getting criticism from users, they finally allowed to disable data sharing in version 5.43 by pushing a hotifx, so update CCleaner to get this minor update and make the below change by visiting CCleaner Privacy settings.
Opt out of usage data sharing with third parties in CCleaner Free
Ensure you’re using CCleaner Free 5.43.6522 or later
- Launch CCleaner
- Click Options> Privacy
- Uncheck’ Allow usage data to be shared with 3rd parties for analytics purposes’.
Similarly, Avast, starting from 2016 version, allows to opt out of data sharing in their free antivirus, the same applies to current version also. Read this for more details Avast 2016: Opt-out of Data Sharing with Avast and Third-Parties.