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I'm uh, still reading about it, and even just as I was reading and trying to find out which version I have - without actually opening the program because holy crappola - Windows Defender displayed behind-the-scenes scan results saying it found an CCleaner. I'm not sure what to tell anyone as far as "what to do" because I don't know the answer to that.

ETA, 9-20-17: Current recommendations are to either use System Restore to roll back your system to a time before CCleaner 5.33 (32-bit) was installed, or else to "refresh" (Windows 10) or completely re-install your copy of Windows.


It's a backdoor called Backdoor:Win32/Floxif that's been in the wild since CCleaner v.5.33 released in August of 2017. ETA, 9-20-17: But it affects 32-bit versions of CCleaner only. You can tell which version you have by opening CCleaner and looking in the top left corner, where it will say if it's 32-bit or 64-bit.

Signalbost: CCleaner has been hacked

Time to reinstall my OS, if the fucking backdoor hasn't already destroyed our ability to do so...ETA, 9-20-17: and I did just that. It didn't destroy our ability to do so, at least not as far as I can tell.


Date: Sep. 19th, 2017 04:47 pm (UTC)
disgruntledgirl: Taken from one of my many yahoo accts, which all mirror part of me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] disgruntledgirl
I heard CCLeaner had been hacked. I have no idea if it came with my PC but last weekend, I've been running into serious processor and memory issues. I told Defender to go look but I didn't hold Defender's hand; instead I went to bed.

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Date: Sep. 21st, 2017 02:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkoshi
I had installed an older version of CCleaner once on my old computer (as it was offered along with something else I was using), but based on my notes, apparently never even used it. I don't have it on my current laptop (thank goodness).

But jeez, hackers being able to infect a well-known program's update servers, that is worrisome. Today when Notepad++ prompted me with an update, I thought, do I dare? Maybe it's safer not to.

Re: Right? What with the CIA and all...

Date: Sep. 23rd, 2017 06:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkoshi
Gah, I hadn't heard about that before now either. But my version is more recent than that at least.