What did you do after finding Ccleaner v5.33 was malware bundled?

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Transhumana

Level 5
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Didn't have the infected version so there was not much to do.
My dad, on the other hand, had that infected 32-bit version on his system where he had been using only admin account, didn't have any restore point saved and never made system image. o_O
During a visit, I did format and fresh install with SUA to use on daily basis and made a clean system image for him to have.
 

tim one

Level 21
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Malware Hunter
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Didn't have the infected version so there was not much to do.
My dad, on the other hand, had that infected 32-bit version on his system where he had been using only admin account, didn't have any restore point saved and never made system image. o_O
During a visit, I did format and fresh install with SUA to use on daily basis and made a clean system image for him to have.
You've done the best thing in that situation ;)
 

lowdetection

Level 7
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Weebarra, yes. Every device is destroyed anyway after 60 days. Every employ change 6 time a year laptop, smartphone, and every device. I personally have agreement with manufactor and so the price of 3 unit is the price of one.
 

gorblimey

Level 2
"Others". I don't use or need "optimisers" since the lack of results in W98--which, I must admit, was probably un-optimiseable anyway!
 
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Quassar

Level 12
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I dont have ccleaner but if i would get infected i will do definity rollback..
I made too much test in malware-lab and even antivirus with this malware in database dont clean fully system from it.
But we have take care if infection can atack some part of PC like Mobo(bios) or GPU(memory) and after format can jump again on your system... some virus are rly f*** annoying and hard to delete.
 

Svoll

Level 12
Verified
I just update to the latest version of ccleaner once I heard about the Malware. CCleaner was blocked from internet access so I should be safe. Ran 2 or 3 scans with different AV and nothing turns up.
 

paulderdash

Level 4
To those who may believe portable or slim version may not have been affected, this from Piriform blog:

"Is the Pro or slim affected"

Any version with the number 5.33.6162 is affected. This includes Free, Slim, Portable, Pro, Business and Technician Edition.
 

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