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CCleaner Compromised!
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:47:06 pm »
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Version 5.33 of the CCleaner app offered for download between August 15 and September 12 was modified to include the Floxif malware, according to a report published by Cisco Talos a few minutes ago.

More at CCleaner Compromised to Distribute Malware for Almost a Month.  Also see Piriform - Security Notification for CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows users and Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group Blog: CCleanup: A Vast Number of Machines at Risk.

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Re: CCleaner Compromised!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 09:40:29 pm »
WoW things change fast when Avast gets involved. I have the Pro version and seen no issues.
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Re: CCleaner Compromised!
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 10:39:30 pm »
From the updated BC article:
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Article updated with link to Piriform blog post. Updated article for a second time with response from Avast CTO. An earlier version of this article referenced a tweet suggesting that other parts of the Avast network might be compromised. Avast investigated the issue and discovered that someone used its VPN service to send ransomware-laced spam.

Follow-up article on removal: CCleaner Malware Incident - What You Need to Know and How to Remove

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Re: CCleaner Compromised!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 07:22:58 am »
Thank you Corrine and avast can stick it..wont recommend it to tick


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Re: CCleaner Compromised!
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 02:53:31 pm »

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Re: CCleaner Compromised!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 03:47:03 pm »
Good read and thank you C.


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Re: CCleaner Compromised!
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 07:22:51 pm »
Is CCleaner safe to use nowadays? I wan't following the aftermath all that much.

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Re: CCleaner Compromised!
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 06:03:34 pm »
Is CCleaner safe to use nowadays? I wan't following the aftermath all that much.
yes!!


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