Ccleaner and free Antivirus upgrade

June 18, 2014 at 06:04:45
Specs: Windows 7
I can not get CCleaner to run at all today. any time i click on the "run cleaner" it takes me to Free Antivirus upgrade for $38.42 and will not run the cleaner or let me close the upgrade page. i re installed CCleaner but no difference this is the current release notes....

v4.14.4707 (22 May 2014)
- Improved Firefox and Mozilla based browser Cookie cleaning.
- Improved Startup item Unicode support.
- Improved Operating System detection.
- Added Cyberfox browser cleaning.
- Improved 64-bit Registry detection and cleaning architecture.
- Improved skip UAC warning for Monitoring (CCleaner Professional only).
- Added PowerArchiver 2013, Nitro Pro 9 and Stardock WindowBlinds cleaning.
- Improved Microsoft Office 2010, Foxit Reader 6, AVG AntiVirus 8, 9, 10, 2012 and 2013 cleaning.
- Minor GUI Improvements.
- Minor bug fixes.

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June 18, 2014 at 06:19:02
It looks like you might have malware redirecting the application to open a rogue webpage.

For as long as I've used CCleaner Piriform have never tried to trick their users into paying for any software, let alone a "free antivirus" program. It is highly suspicious.

Try running Malwarebytes Antimalware free edition to see if it picks up anything.

If there are nasties lurking there are some very skilled malware experts here that can run and analyse malware detection software for a clean bill of health.

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June 18, 2014 at 06:31:57
Copy & Paste the contents of the Malwarebytes log please.

Then Download OTL, save & run from your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Double click the OTL icon to start the tool. (Note: If you are running on Vista or Windows 7 accept UAC alert)
1: When the window appears, underneath Output at the top, make sure Standard output is selected.
2: Select Scan all users
3: Change Drivers to All
4: Under the Extra Registry section, check Use SafeList
5: In the lower right corner, checkmark "LOP Check" and checkmark "Purity Check".
6: Click Run Scan and let the program run uninterrupted.
Screenshots ( SS ) of 1 - 6
When the scan is complete, two text files will be created on your Desktop
OTL.Txt <- this one will be opened
Extras.txt <- this one will be minimized

Upload the logs using this. I upload to for images & for files ( neither need an account ) Give us the links please.

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How to use for files.

Free file sharing sites come & go, if & are too busy ( or not working ) here are others to try.
free file upload no account needed

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June 18, 2014 at 06:46:06
This is the site which most of us here recommend for ccleaner- free version...

and this is the home site for it:

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