Linked – CCleaner Was Hacked: What You Need to Know

Seems to maybe be just a small subset of users who might have been infected, but this is scary.

Thankfully, it looks like this malware only affected a certain subset of CCleaner users. In particular, it affected:

  • Users running the 32-bit version of the application (not the 64-bit version)
  • Users running version 5.33.6162 of CCleaner or CCleaner Cloud 1.07.3191, released on August 15th, 2017

CCleaner is a popular tool that I know many techies have used to help clean up PCs for friends and family. Having it actually be the attack vector is a frightening proposition. How can a typical end-user investigate whether software they download is infected with malware or not?


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