Breaking News! CCleaner May Have Infected your Computer-Take Immediate Action!

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Do you use CCleaner ? READ NOW. You may be infected!

It's just been reported that CCleaner has malicious malware installed with it and you may be infected.

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On September 13, 2017 while conducting customer beta testing of our new exploit detection technology, Cisco Talos identified a specific executable which was triggering our advanced malware protection systems. Upon closer inspection, the executable in question was the installer for CCleaner v5.33, which was being delivered to endpoints by the legitimate CCleaner download servers. Talos began initial analysis to determine what was causing this technology to flag CCleaner. We identified that even though the downloaded installation executable was signed using a valid digital signature issued to Piriform, CCleaner was not the only application that came with the download. During the installation of CCleaner 5.33, the 32-bit CCleaner binary that was included also contained a malicious payload that featured a Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA) as well as hardcoded Command and Control (C2) functionality. We confirmed that this malicious version of CCleaner was being hosted directly on CCleaner's download server as recently as September 11, 2017.

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I am not as surprised of these news as much as I am disappointed by my Malwarebytes which I thought to be near perfect and worried about similar cases in the future.
Does a simple uninstall solve the problem?
If not, what should I do?


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Wow, I use CCleaner all the time and usually get my updates through the Piriform downloads. How do we know if our computer has been infected and how or is there a quick remedy? Thanks for this post.

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wow man great content i use ccleaner all the time to.. damn i followed aswell

I am glad i never used the infected version.

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Thanks a lot for this information! I use CCleaner and I did not know these things

How do we find out if this effects older versions of CC cleaner ?