Drive Cleaner 2006 (Free Version)
December 6, 2006
This application report reviews the Drive Cleaner 2006 (Free Version) application, produced by WinSoftware.
We find that Drive Cleaner 2006 (Free Version) is badware because it uses deceptive tactics to coerce users into installing the software and installs components that reportedly behave as adware without informing the user or seeking their consent. In addition, certain components automatically run in the background on startup without the user's knowledge or consent.
We currently recommend that users do not download the free version of Drive Cleaner 2006 that we tested,
unless the user is comfortable with the level of risk we identify or until the application is updated
consistent with the recommendations in this report.
For the full text of this report, please visit http://www.stopbadware.org/reports/reportdisplay?reportname=drivecleaner