CCleaner: A Vast Number of Machines at Risk

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  1. sygnus21's Avatar
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       #40

    OldMike65 said:
    Think some of you folks are getting carried away on this......Never removed mine, and I have no issues, no threats, nothing....everything checks out just fine.
    I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone keep a program that was intentionally infected with a Trojan or virus. It's what we can't see that's worrisome in this instance. For now, I definitely would advise to remove until the issue is remedied.

    BTW I've never used CC Cleaner, see no reason for it, and never recommend it. That's me. That however, has nothing to do with my stated comment.
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  2. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 21359.1
       #41

    OldMike65 said:
    Think some of you folks are getting carried away on this......Never removed mine, and I have no issues, no threats, nothing....everything checks out just fine.
    That is NO reason to suggest that other users ignore this and are getting carried away..
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  3. OldMike65's Avatar
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    Windows10 Pro (x64) 20H2 19042.928
       #42

    sygnus21 said:
    I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone keep a program that was intentionally infected with a Trojan or virus. It's what we can't see that's worrisome in this instance. For now, I definitely would advise to remove until the issue is remedied.

    BTW I've never used CC Cleaner, see no reason for it, and never recommend it. That's me. That however, has nothing to do with my stated comment.
    This only affects 32 bit versions of CCleaner, 64bit versions are not affected. You can also check your registry for this line.
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Piriform\Agomo:MUID

    If its there then you have been hit.
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  4. OldMike65's Avatar
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    Windows10 Pro (x64) 20H2 19042.928
       #43

    Josey Wales said:
    That is NO reason to suggest that other users ignore this and are getting carried away..
    Didn't tell anyone to ignore this issue, there are ways to check if you are infected, which have been posted many times.
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  5. Posts : 79
    Windows 7
       #44

    Machine from this morning was customers, it was taken down by several viruses, malware and the only
    One definitely residing in cclnr was Nyetya. It hadn't been executed, ran Update and it was removed.Latest ccleaner is pure, will have to have the chat of scanning all downloads with antivirus program.

    All scans come up as pure.
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  6. sygnus21's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.906)
       #45

    OldMike65 said:
    Didn't tell anyone to ignore this issue, there are ways to check if you are infected, which have been posted many times.
    With statements like this what are you saying....

    OldMike65 said:
    Think some of you folks are getting carried away on this......Never removed mine, and I have no issues, no threats, nothing....everything checks out just fine.

    Kind of like firing a flame torch at those with legitimate concerns. You may not have a problem with it, doesn't mean it isn't legitimate.

    My two cents.
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  7. OldMike65's Avatar
    Posts : 106,477
    Windows10 Pro (x64) 20H2 19042.928
       #46

    sygnus21 said:
    With statements like this what are you saying....




    Kind of like firing a flame torch at those with legitimate concerns. You may not have a problem with it, doesn't mean it isn't legitimate.

    My two cents.
    Well My Two cents is, I was one of the 1st ones to report how to Check if your system was infected early this morning. I posted the ways to check your system. I also posted hours ago, this only affects 32bit versions. I did not see you post anything on what to look for, to insure your system was not affected, all I do see is you doing is complaining. You were most likely still sleeping. Now all I see are people posting the same issues that were reported 8 hours ago, on here just from different sites, but the same information over and over, seems to me some folks just getting a little carried away. I understand the fact that this IS a serious attack, but we still should try to remain clam and check our computers for any signs of them being infected. If a person wants to completely remove CCleaner, than just download Revo Uninstaller Free version, and have it remove CCleaner completely from there hard drive AND their Regisrty, Revo is about the only app that can remove a program completely. Meaning it checks your registry for any leftovers from CCleaner.
    Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
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  8. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    1010 Pro on all on various machines version 2004
       #47

    Hmm well I only just found out about this issue this morning in this CCleaner Was Hacked: What You Need to Know and I certainly had no idea that it is now owned by Avast and am a little concerned as to whether I should be using it now despite all the reassurances and because of the connection with Avast??
    It was also reported in a site I use a lot too IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. | Gizmo's Freeware and I shall be having a look at what else is available.
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  9. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 14,785
    Windows 10 Pro
       #48

    swarfega said:
    I think it's wise to remove ccleaner for now until the next update addresses this issue specifically, but I don't think its time to call time on ccleaner as a whole just yet.

    I have removed it from my machine just to be safe as well.
    As you quoted in the initial post:
    The infected version = 5.33.6162
    The latest version = 5.34.6207

    FWIW to those using Ccleaner Cloud, version 1.07.3191 is affected.
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  10. Josey Wales's Avatar
    Posts : 24,724
    Win 10 Pro 21359.1
       #49

    OldMike65 said:
    Didn't tell anyone to ignore this issue, there are ways to check if you are infected, which have been posted many times.
    Think some of you folks are getting carried away on this......Never removed mine, and I have no issues, no threats, nothing....everything checks out just fine.
    What does the above mean? Some would take it that way. Some users would not worry even though some users have gotten it on 64Bit machines. Your rank may carry some weight with some users:)
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