Solved CCleaner. Think about this before recommending.

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
September 18, 2017 at 02:11:41
Specs: Windows 10, 8gig
Think about this before you recommend Ccleaner: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/h...

You could be downloading a headache.


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#1
September 18, 2017 at 02:19:32
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A very useful bit of information - - thanks.


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#2
September 19, 2017 at 13:28:58
Yes indeed, a good find Ewen. However I think this would serve even better on the Security forum so I'll ask the mods if they would care to move it there.

I think the important thing is that if you have CCleaner v5.33.6162 or CCleaner Cloud v1.07.319 then get the latest replacement version pronto. Also if you have ever had either of these on board then run all your security scans. I would also ensure that CCleaner is set to advise you of updates.

When I read this post I opened up my install downloads folder and saw that I had that file saved. Windows Defender promptly enlightened me. Seems I'd had CCleaner v5.33.6162 onboard until 13/9/2017. No obvious issues as yet.

There is no problem with the latest version and I don't think this should stop us suggesting it. Any program can be hacked. It clearly pays to be vigilant though.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
September 23, 2017 at 07:40:45
On my system, Bitdefender found & quarantined the infection (Trojan.PRForm.A.). I uninstalled CCleaner, ran a full scan, & installed CCleaner v5.35.6210.


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#4
September 24, 2017 at 18:10:31
Is the hacked version larger than the original file?
Is something missing from the original which the
hack replaced?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
September 25, 2017 at 07:22:58
Is the hacked version larger than the original file?

Quite likely but the only way to find out is to compare files (before and after). The best bet is to get the latest update then you know you are OK.

As far as I know it was hacked into on their website. Let's hope they've plugged whatever hole the hackers used.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
September 25, 2017 at 15:32:15
I never got to the point of doing it, but I figured that if I
wrote and distributed computer programs, I would include
the file length and CRC on the download page and with any
info about the program, to avert exactly this kind of problem.
That was probably 20 years ago or more.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
September 25, 2017 at 19:37:02
It would seem by all accounts that the problem has been fixed judging by posts on other forums.

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