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rsutter

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CCleaner 5.33 Compromised
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:11:48 PM »
Hello All

Today, APCUG's Judy Taylour sent out the following alert.
CCleaner version 5.33 was compromised with malware. Please check to see which version of CCleaner you have on your computer.
Open CCleaner and you will find the version number in the upper left corner on the title bar. If you have the compromised version, update to the current version.


Read more at https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ccleaner-compromised-to-distribute-malware-for-almost-a-month/
(I added the following links -rs)
http://thehackernews.com/2017/09/ccleaner-hacked-malware.html
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/18/16325202/ccleaner-hack-malware-security

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Re: CCleaner 5.33 Compromised
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 05:36:14 PM »
Anyone that uses CCleaner as a portable app should not be affected since nothing is installed on your computer. In other words... no malware payload.

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Re: CCleaner 5.33 Compromised
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 10:40:19 AM »
Some good useful information and recommendations...

CCleaner Malware Incident - What You Need to Know and How to Remove
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/how-to/security/ccleaner-malware-incident-what-you-need-to-know-and-how-to-remove/