After CCleaner 5.45 version that has not allowed users to disable active monitoring that sent usage data to Avast, Piriform has released CCleaner 5.46 and is available with the ability to turn off active monitoring, which has now been renamed to Smart Cleaning and it no longer contains data reporting feature. As promised by Avast, both have been separated. The company has come with a Factsheet on why they collect data and what they do with it and the Free CCleaner version now allows to disable usage data sending to Avast servers, that’s good news also.
Let us see what Avast promised and what it has delivered with CCleaner 5.46
- Separate Active Monitoring and analytics reporting (heartbeat) features and provide separate settings for each in CCleaner preferences.
Active Monitoring has been reworded as Smart Cleaning, you’ll find it in CCleaner Options. Two settings for Smart Cleaning are worded differently than before: ‘Tell me when there are junk files to clean’ Previously known as System Monitoring and ‘Enable Smart Cleaning’ (former Active Monitoring).
If you visit Privacy Options in CCleaner Free, you can now able to prevent CCleaner from sending anonymous usage data. Thanks for that. So this still holds true now.
2. User made changes to options will be remembered when CCleaner is closed. Seems that is working without any issues.
3. Come with a factsheet that outlines the data they collect, for which purposes, how they process it.
CCleaner version 5.46 offers Privacy Settings that contains Data Factsheet link, which takes to CCleaner website to reveal all information about it, you can read it here.
You can now able to disable Smart Cleaning like before.
Are you happy with these changes? Any worries or issues with new CCleaner Free? Let us know in the comments below.