Heads Up - Avast Unknowingly Bundled Malware With CCleaner For Almost A Month

 

Cisco’s Talos Intelligence security research group found that CCleaner, a popular piece of software that allows users to do routine maintenance on their Windows PCs, has been distributing malware along with its installation file for almost a month. Piriform was the previous owner of CCleaner, but the company has recently been acquired by antivirus maker Avast, which makes the whole situation quite ironic.

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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/avast-unknowingly-bundled-m...

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news indeed

BarneyBadass wrote:

... Piriform was the previous owner of CCleaner, but the company has recently been acquired by antivirus maker Avast...

Intersting. I had missed the news of that acquisition.

Portable

Ccleaner Portable is still clear, it my personal choice.

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Just wondering

Many programs when you install them without checking what will be installed will install all sorts of other crap including quite often changing your home page.

I for one, read everything it wants to install and in almost all cases use the custom install option which lets me eliminate all the crap.

Too many people just let the program install with, as it is quite often called "Common install" or something similar.

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