CCleaner Compromised to Distribute Malware for Almost a Month

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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    Read the full story at Bleeping Computer.


    Official Statement from Piriform:
    http://www.piriform.com/news/releas...eaner-cloud-v1073191-for-32-bit-windows-users
     
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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    So, Avast - a security company - bought Piriform in July, and was compromised a month later. GG Avast! :rolleyes:

    To be clear, this is the 32bit version only. If you run the 64bit version you're ok. Apparently.
     
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    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

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    Well, that's good to know, unless you run the 32 bit version.

    Now I know why there was a sort of panicky message from CCleaner suggesting the newest version be downloaded (v5.34.6207) fairly quickly a few days back. :)
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    Thanks for the heads up @V_R

    I'm behind updating CCleaner, so I'm not affected - but it's quite concerning that this was injected with malware - as who knows what this could be doing in the background.
     
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    Much to be said for Linux distro's then
    :lol::fool::lol:
     
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    Didn't your PC go tits up not so long ago because of something in an e-mail and you had to do a fresh install ?
     
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    That was before I converted to Linux Mint
     
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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    ....now he just breaks it himself.....









    :p
     
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    It was my Email address had been compromised/stolen and was being used by someone else I had to cancel the original address and have another one. I was still using Windows 10 at the time. My Internet provider was unable to trace the stolen address and deleted off their system.
     
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    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

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    HEADS UP

    Following V_R's alert I downloaded the latest version of CCleaner ((v5.34.6207) a few days back.

    Just had an urgent message from Kaspersky suggesting an even more up to date version (v5.35.6210) should be downloaded. No mention of whether it's for 32 or 64 bit but I've downloaded it anyway (and got the 64 bit version). :)
     
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    There are issues with Kaspersky and possible connections with theKGB
     
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