1. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    From what we know about RAM cleaning apps that they cause more harm than good because now the RAM is cleared, then when you request to open an app the phone has to work harder to reopen it again and load everything in back which actually maye decrease the battery life or cause slowness.

    Now what about CCleaner? is it safe to use or do you think there's no need for it on a phone?
    09-17-2015 02:46 AM
  2. Svvorf's Avatar
    I think it has a certain amount of usefulness, because killing apps isn't the only feature of CCleaner. I use it for cleaning cache, for example
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    09-17-2015 05:16 AM
  3. Crashdamage's Avatar
    CCleaner probably won't really hurt anything, but there's actually little need for it. However, their privacy statement is pretty troubling and I would avoid CCleaner if or no other reason than that.

    Oh, if you install/uninstall a lot of stuff you might run a cleaner app once or twice a year. I never use cleaner apps except on my test phone which sees a LOT of installing/uninstalling. I run SD Maid, which IMHO is the best cleaner app available, I run SD maid once or twice a year on that phone. Other phones I don't bother.
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    09-17-2015 07:12 AM
  4. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    CCleaner probably won't really hurt anything, but there's actually little need for it. However, their privacy statement is pretty troubling and I would avoid CCleaner if or no other reason than that.

    Oh, if you install/uninstall a lot of stuff you might run a cleaner app once or twice a year. I never use cleaner apps except on my test phone which sees a LOT of installing/uninstalling. I run SD Maid, which IMHO is the best cleaner app available, I run SD maid once or twice a year on that phone. Other phones I don't bother.
    c4n j00 elaborate more on that privacy statement please? I thought CCleaner was like one of the only free / good tools these days that is clean?
    09-17-2015 07:27 AM
  5. Crashdamage's Avatar
    OK,
    Quotes below are from the CCleaner pivacy policy statement on their website.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=B9GnggTJ

    Third Party Cookies: Piriform works with a number of companies that help us interact better with our customers, for example by helping us to optimise our website page layouts in order to provide the best experience for our visitors. These companies may use cookies to collect anonymous data such as how many people have viewed a particular page each day.
    Allowing 3rd party cookies is very iffy. How does CCleaner know what other parties puts in their cookies?

    And...
    Remarketing: Piriform uses Google Adwords re-marketing tracking cookies. This allows the display of relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the Piriform website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your machine.

    Remarketing tools, such as Google Adwords allow us to tailor our marketing to you and display ads that are relevant to you.
    Targeted ads...uuuggghhh. But this is very common practice.

    And...
    Why does Piriform allow cookies from other companies on its website?
    Some third party cookies help us to:
    1. Collect statistics about how our website is used so we can improve our website.
    2. Make sure you can see offers that are relevant to you.
    3. Provide specific relevant content for your preferences and interests.
    Again, allowing 3rd party cookies is very iffy. How does CCleaner know what other parties puts in their cookies? And more about targeted ads.

    And...
    CCleaner for Android requires access to certain personal information on your Android device to provide appropriate functionality.
    It's a friggin' cleaner app. Why would it need access to personal information to provide cleaner functionality?
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    09-17-2015 07:45 AM
  6. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    OK,
    Quotes below are from the CCleaner pivacy policy statement on their website.
    Piriform - Privacy Policy



    Allowing 3rd party cookies is very iffy. How does CCleaner know what other parties puts in their cookies?

    And...


    Targeted ads...uuuggghhh. But this is very common practice.

    And...


    Again, allowing 3rd party cookies is very iffy. How does CCleaner know what other parties puts in their cookies? And more about targeted ads.

    And...


    It's a friggin' cleaner app. Why would it need access to personal information to provide cleaner functionality?
    Thanks bro, won't use it then, that's very fishy.
    09-17-2015 08:58 AM

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