CCEnhancer 4.5: HTTPS downloads, new features
CCEnhancer 4.5 is a new version of the popular Windows software that you may use to add hundreds of new definitions to CCleaner and other programs that support the format (the developer's own program System Ninja and Bleachbit support it as well).
The program downloads the latest definition file and adds it to CCleaner automatically if the program is installed. It adds new custom scan locations to CCleaner in the process which extend the program's capabilities to clean the computer system.
The automatic integration works only if CCleaner is installed. You need to select Functions > Add Portable Location if CCleaner is not installed, as the automatic integration of the set of definitions won't work when that is the case. This is the option to select if you use a portable version of CCleaner, or another program that supports the definition format.
Version 4.5 of CCEnhancer is the first significant update of the application in nearly three years. The new version includes new features, bug fixes and even some security hardening.
The application uses HTTPS exclusively for all downloads in CCEnhancer 4.5. This improves the security of the process thanks to the exclusive use of secure connections. The developer notes that users on Windows XP and other operating systems that don't support Server Name Indication (SNI) may have to select "Use alternative download URL" under Advanced if the default download functionality does not work properly.
Error Messages that occur when downloads fail or when other download related issues occur are improved in the new version. They should make the cause of the issue clearer.
Another new feature is the integrated update check. CCEnhancer checks for updates automatically by default. You may block this from happening in the Settings by removing the checkmark from "Check for program updates".
CCEnhancer comes with a debug tool that you may run to make sure the definitions file is properly formatted and without issues. Since you may add your own definitions to the definitions file in the Settings, a check for duplicate entries is now provided in the debug tool as well.
CCEnhancer 4.5 introduces a handful of smaller changes on top of all that. It features a new program icon, a link (ad) to System Ninja which will open the program if it is installed already, automatic detection of the language on first run, and a download button that matches the color of that of CCleaner in the new release.
CCEnhancer is a handy program for CCleaner users, and users of other system cleaners that support the custom definitions format as well. The new version improves the security of definition file downloads with the switch to HTTPS exclusivity, and introduces other new features that users will certainly appreciate.
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