23 Sep 17 – Do you still use CCleaner?

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  • #6049
    Nick Francesco
    Nick Francesco
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    Sad day for PiriForm & Avast…

    #6051

    Racerbob
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    So lets start with this:

    “The attacker added malware to the CCleaner 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud 1.07.3191 installers, but the malware only executed on 32-bit systems and when run by a user with admin rights.”

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/how-to/security/ccleaner-malware-incident-what-you-need-to-know-and-how-to-remove/

    Yes. Well it happened. It should not have happened. BUT, How many times has this happened since CCleaner became available to the masses ? So please, do not persecute Piriform or Avast over this additional malware that was included with that version.

    CCleaner remains my #1 favorite application and I am not going to quit using it because of the recent issue. I also use CCEnhancer that is integrated with CCleaner. Daily.

    The best bet is to use the Slim version that usually is released a bit over a week later as each new build is released. Many people prefer using the Portable version also.

    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds

    #6052

    Larry
    Participant

    I regularly used it with XP. I liked it. I haven’t used it since 2012 when I bought my Chromebook.

    #6067

    Racerbob
    Participant

    All of these people who “never had it, never will” apparently are not aware of what a great application this has been for very many years. Yes, there was this ONE incident that I have never seen happen with CCleaner before, but this should not in itself deter anyone from using CCleaner. I truly believe that the CCleaner people are going to buckle down and be extra careful now to assure that nothing else is included with the installation files in the future.

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