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CC Cleaner hacked

Discussion in 'Software, Computers, CMC's Techie Stuff' started by Rick Bergeron - CPF, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Rick Bergeron - CPF

    Rick Bergeron - CPF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    We occasionally use CC Cleaner but are glad we didn't use the version that was hacked.


    Detected on 13 September, the malicious version of CCleaner contains a multi-stage malware payload that steals data from infected computers and sends it to attacker's remote command-and-control servers.
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  2. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Thanks for the head's up, Rick. Of course I ran the cleaner on September 5th. Trying to be good. *grump*

    Just installed and ran the new version (5.34).

    But if has Avast has bought them - wouldn't they have caught that?
  3. Rick Bergeron - CPF

    Rick Bergeron - CPF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Not necessarily. New hacks are discovered daily.

    The Equifax hack was only discovered early in 2017. The patch for the particular hack was not released by the software developer until the first week of September 2017. The software issue had been there since 2008, just not discovered. So even though the hack was known, sometimes it is a waiting game for the software developer to publish a remedy and in the meantime, you just hope that your website is not one that is a victim.
  4. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Well, here's a new one for ya. I passed along that hacker news link to a friend and his Avast blocked it, said it was infected. Ye gods. What next?
  5. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Well, I dodged that bullet. I was in Viet Nam on holiday while all the fun and games were happening.I have just downloaded and installed the latest and (hopefully) greatest version.
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