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CCleaner Infected with viral payload - update now

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Reuters reports:

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hackers broke into British company Piriform’s free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday.

 

The independent researchers would appear to include CISCO. Full article here:

http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/09/avast-distributes-malware.html

 

Piriform's blog stated:

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We would like to apologize for a security incident that we have recently found in CCleaner version 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191. A suspicious activity was identified on September 12th, 2017, where we saw an unknown IP address receiving data from software found in version 5.33.6162 of CCleaner, and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191, on 32-bit Windows systems...

 

CCleaner is recommended when cleaning up your system. If you have it installed, do the smart thing and get the current version, 

 

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Thanks for that warning. I use CCleaner routinely.

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I stopped using CC cleaner a month ago, despite warnings about "do you really want to uninstall?" As for it being hacked, it wouldn't be the first time pc maintenance software was used as a download host for undesirable ware. It happens more often than is admitted/

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Oh you are welcome... I've used it for years and years on my various pc-based machines. First time I've ever seen/heard of such an issue with their product. 

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Thanks for the update.  CCleaner is a necessity on my laptops.  They aren't that powerful, and need all the help they can get.

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