ccPortable 5.43.6520 Rev 2 (clean local PCs via CCleaner) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 24, 2018 - 4:57pm

ccPortable 5.43.6520 has been released. ccPortable assists you with running CCleaner® in a portable way without needing to install it in Windows so you can clean local PCs on the go. It's packaged as a portable app so you communicate on the go and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. It's released as freeware for personal use.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.

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ccPortable allows you to run CCleaner® without needing to install it. Clean your local PCs registry, temp files, cookies, browser history and more.

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ccPortable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


ccPortable is available for immediate download from the ccPortable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

Rev 2 fixes an issue with the downloaded copy not being properly recognized as the correct version. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

I come back to the old discussion concerning a switch between administrator and standard account.
After installing 5.43, when I run ccPortable.exe from my standard account there is a pop-up which asks me for administrator rights and after the admin password it cleans the files, registry, ... of my admin account but not of my standard account.
But if I click directly on App/CCleaner/CCleaner.exe, there is no pop-up and I can clean the files, registry, ... of my standard account.
Why is ccPortable.exe asking for admin rights, can the question / pop-up be omitted ?
There is even no need to ask for a switch, because you can choose admin rights by right-clicking in the PortableApps menue.
Thanks in advance for your excellent work

John T. Haller's picture

Handling this would require more logic than is built into the PA.c Launcher at the moment. If you're running on an admin account (as you will likely be on a PC you own), CCleaner will ask for admin rights and if you say No will exit out. If you're running on a standard account (as you will likely be on a school or work PC), CCleaner will just start. If we made admin rights optional in the launcher, it would ask yes or no on every launch regardless of account type. On standard, you could say no and it would work in standard mode or yes and it would work in admin mode. On admin, you could say no to the launcher but then CCleaner itself would ask. If you then said yes, it would run in a not properly portable mode. We'd need to specifically trap for that situation which will require additional logic. At present, I have no time to write, test, release, and support such logic.

If you'd like to discuss this further, please do so in a forum topic, not as comments on a news story so others can see and participate.

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