Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CCleaner Compromised by Malware

If you use CCleaner, update to the latest version. From Bleeping Computer:

In an email to Bleeping Computer, Avast CTO Ondrej Vlcek said that updating CCleaner to the most recent recent versions fixes any issues, as "the only malware to remove is the one embedded in the CCleaner binary itself."

The malware is only executed if the application is run on the administrative account level. That should leave out non-rooted Android phones, but it's always a good idea to update anyway. Avast (the giant security company) bought out Piriform (the original owners of CCleaner) in July of this year.

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