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Dave Potter

Post  Posted 18 Sep 2017 10:00 am    
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Haven't seen this mentioned here before - looks like it's probably important if you use CCleaner.




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Wiz Feinberg

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Post  Posted 18 Sep 2017 11:29 am    
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This only affects 32 bit versions of Windows and only if you are running as an Administrator account.

Updating to recent versions removes the malware, because it was included in the CCleaner binary file itself. The newer versions replace that file, thus eliminating this threat.

CCleaner users can read the security advisory on the Piriform blog, which details everything you need to know as an end user.
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Godfrey Arthur

Post  Posted 8 Oct 2017 3:07 am    
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You also might want to download Malwarebytes and add that to the roster of spyware fighters.

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