Malware Hits CCleaner

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Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby draclvr » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:46 am

If you use, CCleaner, please check your version. If it is v. 5.33, it is infected with malware. Immediately download the latest version directly from the Piriform website. I had the infected version and when trying to update the version through the application, I was directed to File Hippo and my Windows Defender popped up that there was a trojan.

More info here... https://www.pcmag.com/news/356271/malwa ... l-ccleaner

And here... https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/21/cclea ... iscovered/

I did check my registry entries and everything was OK.
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:06 pm

Hon on earth can this haappen to something Like CCleaner?
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby draclvr » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:09 pm

I don't think ANYTHING is safe any more. When you get home, just check your version.
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:17 pm

Oh yes, thanks for reminding me about checking my PC!
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby JKEerie » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:53 pm

Ccleaner was bought by Avast. Likely the hackers figured a larger company had more commercial customers especially. So they targeted their servers.
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby draclvr » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:00 pm

When I heard that Piriform was bought by Avast, I was so disappointed.
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:33 am

I had no idea that Piriform had been taken over!
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:28 pm

Just remembered to check my Ccleaner - and it is telling me there is a new update aavaiable - hopefully this version wont have any Malware included!
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby draclvr » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:44 pm

Make sure you have version, 5.33, it is infected. I think the newest one is 5.35.
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:03 am

I am having great difficulty downloading the latest Ccleaner - Had to start from scratch as my previous version of Ccleaner seems to have mysteriously disappeared from my desktop - My head hurts - I will try again tomorrow!
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Re: Malware Hits CCleaner

Postby draclvr » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:19 am

If you have the infected version, you should not download from inside the program. I tried and kept getting trojan warnings from Defender. Go to the Piriform website and download from there.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
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