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Avast! There’s malware in that CCleaner software update

Postby bmh67wa » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:20 am

Story : https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/backdoor-malware-planted-





A software package update for a Windows utility product distributed by antivirus vendor Avast has been spreading an unsavory surprise: a malware package that could allow affected computers to be remotely accessed or controlled with what appears to be a legitimate signing certificate. The malware, which was distributed through the update server for the Windows cleanup utility CCleaner, was apparently inserted by an attacker who compromised the software "supply chain" of Piriform, which was acquired by Avast in July. There have been more than 2 billion downloads of CCleaner worldwide, so the potential impact of the malware is huge.







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Re: Avast! There’s malware in that CCleaner software update

Postby bmh67wa » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:39 am

According to an article on Lifehacker the malware was found only in 32-bit versions of CCleaner and the v1.07.3191 version of CCleaner Cloud and not in the 64-bit or Android versions.

https://lifehacker.com/ccleaner-s-32-bi ... 1818509210
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Re: Avast! There’s malware in that CCleaner software update

Postby MrFredPFL » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:13 pm

a good example of why i believe in security software. saying "i don't go to any of those bad sites" isn't good enough. it can come from a trusted source.
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