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Old 09-18-2017, 02:27 PM   #1
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A computer program used to help your PC run faster has reportedly become the latest victim of hackers looking to breach the security of millions of its users.

CCleaner, the computer-optimizing tool made by software company Piriform, was successfully infected by malware, according to security firm Cisco Talos. The malware reportedly tried to connect to unregistered websites in order to remotely download even more harmful programs to users’ computers.

Security experts say the Trojan horse-style attack hackers launched affected over 2 million CCleaner customers who downloaded the product in August.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...e-pc-ccleaner/
If you have it on your computer you should probably dump it now. I always clean my registry manually. That way I know what I'm removing.
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I wish I was out somewhere and a guy told me he was a computer hacker. I would pound his frigging face in.
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The article says they caught it before it got out, though. I use CCleaner on my work computers. Didn't know it was owned by Avast, though.
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I wish I was out somewhere and a guy told me he was a computer hacker. I would pound his frigging face in.
I would finish the job with a shovel. Not that I like filling in holes, but a man has to do what a man has to do.
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If you have it on your computer you should probably dump it now. I always clean my registry manually. That way I know what I'm removing.
Mr Pogo, under 'PROGRAMS', it tshows that my CCleaner was loaded on my machine 11/18/2015. I have never run this program or updated it. Does this mean I should be good?
I used to use 'Registry Mechanic but can't find a place to download it anymore. R/M used to work fine for me.
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I haven't been able to download CCleaner on this new computer.
Maybe that was a good thing?
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I always clean my computer registry manually. I just got done doing it and removed some crap that was slowing down my startup.
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