CCleaner hack affects 2.27 million computers

 
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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

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If you updated to v.5.33 which I never did. Still using v.5.31

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

Windows 10 32 bit

If I understand the article correctly, it only affects Windows 10 32 bit, so that doesn't apply to me.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Thanks Charlie

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit & when I started the program it immediately offered an upgrade from my current V5.33 to V5.34 which I accepted without hesitation smile

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514

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canuk wrote:

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit & when I started the program it immediately offered an upgrade from my current V5.33 to V5.34 which I accepted without hesitation smile

It sounds like you had an infected version before the auto update. I would never trust a system after malware infection by simply updating the "malware" to a clean version. If I were you, I would flatten it and rebuild from scratch.

Thanks chewbacca for your suggestion

I've done some research and it seems that it's the 32 bit systems that were infected and thankfully I'm running two 64 bit versions.

It's somewhat discouraging when you try & do your best in being safe & protecting yourself and you see how many large corporations have been hacked in the past including recently Equifax.

Two years ago someone used my name in the U.S.A. to get a credit card & I was I guess lucky the credit was refused. I was on holidays in Florida & had to go to a police station to file a report, tried calling Equifax USA to report the incident but it wouldn't work with my Canadian social insurance number.

I ended up calling Equifax Canada to report the incident & put a "hit" on my name if ever within the next 7 years someone attempts getting credit with my name.

Very unfortunate the amount of crime today we have in society & many don't realize it until they themselves become victims.

Just take a look at Chicago's yearly homicide stats, not at all reassuring shock

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514

Speaking of Equifax hack, I

Speaking of Equifax hack, I checked mine and it says that my ID may be affected. I've been building my credit history for years. I have 0 negative in my credit. Always pay my credit card bills in full amount. Never late. And now... thanks to Equifax... someone may become me at any time. Equifax only offers 1 year free credit monitor but my ID is vulnerable for the rest of my life. If you think about it, this hack thing may be beneficial to credit reporting companies. They offer 1 year free credit monitoring service. After that... kaachiiing... for many years to come. That's worth billions every year.

exploring credit freezes might be a good idea

I know it's not feasible for everyone but if you don't need credit checks on a regular basis it might give a little peace of mind. In addition, depending upon the state, it might be at little or no charge.

Credit monitoring

I was thinking the same thing!

chewbacca wrote:

Equifax only offers 1 year free credit monitor but my ID is vulnerable for the rest of my life. If you think about it, this hack thing may be beneficial to credit reporting companies. They offer 1 year free credit monitoring service. After that... kaachiiing... for many years to come. That's worth billions every year.

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Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

lucky me. I went fron 5.32

lucky me. I went fron 5.32 to 5.34

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2689LMT That we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

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scott_dog wrote:

I know it's not feasible for everyone but if you don't need credit checks on a regular basis it might give a little peace of mind. In addition, depending upon the state, it might be at little or no charge.

I think it'll cost me $10 per company, so that's $30 for all the big 3 (Equifax, TransUnion, Experian) and another $10 per company to unfreeze it. What pisses me off is that I didn't screw it up. They did. Why do I have to pay to protect my ID?

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chewbacca wrote:
scott_dog wrote:

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I think it'll cost me $10 per company, so that's $30 for all the big 3 (Equifax, TransUnion, Experian) and another $10 per company to unfreeze it. What pisses me off is that I didn't screw it up. They did. Why do I have to pay to protect my ID?

I agree with you. For a company like this uses your personal info without your approval, they should have to pay a large fee. And provide a free freeze and thaw for all credit bureaus for life.
If over a certain age, it might be $5.00 each bureau. I thing that Equifax now offers a free credit freeze for their service..

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Thanks

Very helpful info.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Thank you

Luckily I downloaded this program on my computer this week for the first time, apparently just missing the "bad" version.

Whew thanks for this. I

Whew thanks for this. I haven't used CC in quite some time and I thought it was about time for some cleaning. In addition, I've already locked my credit at all bureaus

lazy helps i guess

I was running v 523 and updated to v5.35 64bit and didn't know anything was wrong until I read it in the tec news. seems the more protection we get the easier it is for hackers to get the info they want , credit outfits getting hacked with all our info medical info, banks getting hacked , phone co getting hacked it seems every body wants your info , retail stores , electric co, doctors office all share your information with each other (its all in the fine print) only dumb crooks break into homes anymore smart crooks do it at home in their easy chair and transfer your money into their accounts or order goods online with your credit card there called hackers now not crooks it sounds better, better bury a chuck full of nuts coffee with a few hundred bucks in it because when the bank freezes your account you wont be able to charge anything for a while because the bank gave your money away! lol

I have the Pro version and I

I have the Pro version and I keep it updated all the time

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ceevee wrote:

Whew thanks for this. I haven't used CC in quite some time and I thought it was about time for some cleaning. In addition, I've already locked my credit at all bureaus

I wonder if crooks can thaw your credit locks. If you're one of those affected by Equifax hack, they know everything about you (SSN, d.o.b, credit history etc). What they have to do is call the bureaus and pretend to forget the PIN to thaw the credit. They can answer all questions thrown at them.

Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!

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an94

I'm updated! Thanks.

I'm updated! Thanks.