Hacked CC Cleaner leaves millions of computers at risk

Malware cleaning software is supposed to keep your computer snappy and lag free. Well, in this case, I am afraid its the opposite. Monday, the company that makes CCleaner, Avast’s Piriform, announced that their free software was infected with malware. If you use CCleaner on your smartphone or computer, here is what you should know.

The versions that were affected are CCleaner v5.33.6162 or CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows PCs. The Android version for phones doesn’t seem to be affected.
If you’ve updated your software since September 12, there shouldn’t be a problem. This is when the new, uncorrupted version was released.  Furthermore, if you have the Cloud version, it should have automatically updated itself by now to the clean version.

Don’t use a cloud version? This information may help you.

CCleaner v5.33.6162 does not update on its own, so if you use the non-cloud version you may have the corrupted software. Piriform recommends deleting your current version and downloading a clean version from their website.
After you have your new software downloaded, run a check on your system using malware protection software to be sure that CCleaner didn’t leave any nasty invader behind.

Here you can download a clean version from their website : DOWNLOAD

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