“CCleaner Hacked and its effect 2.2 million of computers, your device may have CCleaner malware. Here is what you need to do”?
Computer cleaning software is supposed to keep your device running smoothly. A very famous among all PC–cleaning software used by 130 million of people’s all around the world. Users are at risk after hackers were able to insert malware into genuine downloads.
Piriform’s CCleaner, owned by antivirus provider avast. The company announced that its free software was infected with malware. If you use CCleaner, here is what you need to know.
The malware actually won’t harm you, but it gathers your personal information that could be used to damage in future.
It collects the information like your computer IP address, computer name, list of running task, list of installed software your credit card number, and your social accounts details like username or password.
The company announced that: ” Working with US law enforcement, we caused this server to be shut down on the 15th of September before any known harm was done”.
According to the company Piriform’s, around 3 percent, roughly estimated that around 2.27 million users affected. If you are using 32 bit windows 10 then it is possible that it applies to you. But don’t be panic. The company has believed that they disarm the malware.
These two versions that were affected is CCleaner v5.33.6162 or CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows PCs. The Android version doesn't seem to be affected.
If you have already updated your software before 12 September then you must be ok. Also, if you have the Cloud version, it should have automatically updated itself by now to the clean version.
CCleaner v5.33.6162 does not update on its own, so if you use the non-cloud version that it seems that you have corrupted version.
The company wants people to delete the current version and refer to download a new version from its site.
After you have installed a new version, please run a malware protection software, just to check the CCleaner didn’t leave any nasty behind.
Please tell us, do you infected by this malware or not? And share your thoughts about this CCleaner software.
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