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Post Posted September 18th, 2017, 9:18 am

Just spotted this a few minutes ago -- https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/18/avast ... 27m-users/

Is nothing safe? :shock: (Actually, I already know the answer to that one...)

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Post Posted September 18th, 2017, 9:25 am

Yeah. It's been out for a while on numerous sites.
They, piriform/Avast have already released an updated version & taken down the related sites/bot net?

Askwoody is a good site to keep an eye on for the latest news
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Post Posted September 18th, 2017, 1:28 pm

I always check with VirusTotal before running installers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VirusTotal

I'm curious if VirusTotal gave the infected installer a passing grade.

Edit:

Avast wrote:The compromised version of CCleaner went undetected by any security company for four weeks.
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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 9:01 am

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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 9:02 am

Funny, I uninstalled CCleaner years ago. Its not needed anymore.
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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 3:41 pm

I always thought it did the same sort of damage as a virus anyway. At least in my experience
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Post Posted September 20th, 2017, 6:47 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 22nd, 2017, 11:32 am

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