Basically, CCleaner v5.33 was hacked by someone and before releasing the final product. Someone added the malicious line of code which sends user data to unknown server. Soon, when Piriform (Avast) crew found out, they shut down the server, they have updated the CCleaner and released a statment about the incident. In statement, they said, that CCleaner was hacked before Avast purchased Piriform and that they have strong evidence about it and, of course, that there's investigation going on.Hello Malware Tips pals. I was away when this happened. I don't have to go through 13 pages of discussion. Could somebody catch me up?
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I want to know just who were all the true heroes in this matter.(Obviously I don't include ClamAV doing its usual meaningless ritual of flagging everything.)
How did a wretched episode like this come about? How tainted do people feel Avast is by this?
I've had a long practice of running all my downloads past Virus Total. Would that have helped here?
I've been downloading and installing CCleaner regular installer updates for years without ever encountering any piggyback programs, despite what ESET has been saying.
Only 32-bit version of program was affected and it's recommended to make clean installation of OS.