- Apr 28, 2017
Avast owns this malware and they still don't detect it?
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why? what kind of magic do you think it does to your computer? ccleaner is the epitome of snake oil happily & willingly lapped up by users.
What i can guess happened is that the file was unsigned left on a server to get signed, someone had access to the server and added a malware downloader to the real release. The person signing the software just grabbed the version from the server and signed it(must only had access to 32 bit or the 64 version was again updated after he accessed it. The malware author had to wait for a fair amount of time for all people to get it and then push the malware download to all computers with the affected version. Ccleaner team identified the breach before that and took down the server and issued an update to the program.The other puzzling thing is that no one's computer actually got hurt by this malware. The backdoor was never used to download and run malicious code, or so they say in the article.
Makes me think that it was a spy job, not a malware job.