CCleaner compromised

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by hadar, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. hadar

    hadar Well-Known Member

    To whom it may concern:
     
  2. whatever_gong82

    whatever_gong82 Well-Known Member

    I saw that article earlier today, and forgot to post it here.

    These spyware/virus/Trojan people are getting a little too ridiculous with all of this poisoning legit programs like CCleaner, AnyDVD awhile ago, and so on.

    :mad:
     
  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Hah i was still using 5.30 and i'm using the 64 bit version. so doesn't affect me either version or x86/x64 type wise :p
     
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  4. whatever_gong82

    whatever_gong82 Well-Known Member

    Lucky guy.

    :D
     
  5. David_B

    David_B Well-Known Member

    Did third-party antivirus software protect from this?
     
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Quite funny, actually, if you think about it. A "well-known snake-oil, erm..., security software company" (Avast) manages to distribute a backdoor/trojan horse hidden inside a *signed* setup program. Just fits with my personal opinion about all these "security" and "cleanup" programs.
     
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  7. antipodes

    antipodes Well-Known Member

    James said "....Quite funny, actually, if you think about it. A "well-known snake-oil, erm..., security software company" (Avast) manages to distribute a backdoor/trojan horse hidden inside a *signed* setup program." Its going to get a lot funnier because the banks are insisting that their online clients have anti-virus programs installed.
     
  8. David_B

    David_B Well-Known Member

    Yeah, CCleaner's kind of a joke, but there are other Piriform programs that are kind of nice. I like Speccy and Defraggler.
     
  9. hadar

    hadar Well-Known Member

    The mentioned companies above are said to include singtel, samsung, sony, vmware, intel, microsoft, cisco, o2, vodafone, epson, msi, gmail, d-link and others.