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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 8:51 am

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Hackers Have Successfully Hidden Malware In Popular PC Cleanup Tool

CBSPhilly September 19, 2017


A computer program used to help your PC run faster has reportedly become the latest victim of hackers looking to breach the security of millions of its users.

CCleaner, the computer-optimizing tool made by software company Piriform, was successfully infected by malware, according to security firm Cisco Talos. The malware reportedly tried to connect to unregistered websites in order to remotely download even more harmful programs to users’ computers.

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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 9:00 am

Yep. So noted a tad earlier.
> viewtopic.php?f=37&t=3033504
At least they got to it rather quickly before it could do any real harm.
NB: > https://blog.avast.com/update-to-the-cc ... y-incident
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Post Posted September 20th, 2017, 6:46 am

I found this helpful to check whether my CC version was infected (it wasn't) ....
http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/ho ... issue.html
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Post Posted September 20th, 2017, 9:53 am

concerned was 5.33.1612 x86 - the whole story - not that bad as people think
https://blog.avast.com/update-to-the-cc ... y-incident

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Post Posted September 20th, 2017, 10:29 pm

Still on the 5.32.6129, after reading about comments of them being taken over by that other company, switched back to using EasyCleaner by ToniArts.

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Post Posted September 21st, 2017, 1:50 am

you really think that an 13 years old software is comparable to current ccleaner? thats a lot of wishful thinking
http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 9:22 am

concerned was 5.33.1612 x86 - the whole story

That AND their "online" (or whatever it is) version, CCleaner Cloud.
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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 9:28 am

switched back to using EasyCleaner by ToniArts

I jumped ship from the Mozilla platform when bugzilla was hacked. (;-))


(Does anyone think that Mozilla [& any other software company worth their weight] is once again reviewing their systems to help ensure they don't become the next CCleaner.)
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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 9:42 am

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Topic is wandering so locking.

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