The company behind CCleaner, Piriform, was acquired by Avast last summer. Are sketchy changes on the horizon? It looks like Avast could be making some big changes that Android users won't be happy about.
Avast acquired Piriform, the maker of CCleaner and other popular programs in July 2017. The Czech security company is known for its line of free and commercial security products for Windows and other operating system, and for acquiring the security company AVG in a billion Dollar deal. Show More Summary
Piriform released a new version of the company's popular Windows cleaning software CCleaner to the public yesterday. The new version ships with two major changes, namely a new Emergency Updater feature, and new default cleaning rules for some programs. Show More Summary
There are lots of programs out there that purport to clean up your computer, removing temporary files, logs, installation residues and the like. Among the best was one that goes by the name of CCleaner. It’s been a useful tool over the years and I used to use it a lot. But, a few years … Continue reading "Clean your computer"
Updated: It is believed the threat actor behind the campaign is after intellectual property.
CCEnhancer 4.5 is a new version of the popular Windows software that you may use to add hundreds of new definitions to CCleaner and other programs that support the format (the developer's own program System Ninja and Bleachbit support it as well). Show More Summary
A new report by Cisco's Talos Group suggests that the CCleaner hack was more sophisticated than initially thought. The researchers found evidence of a second payload during their analysis of the malware which targeted very specific groups based on domains. Show More Summary
Piriform, the company behind the highly successful Windows cleaning software CCleaner, released version 5.35 of the application on September 20th, 2017. The new version was signed with a brand new digital signature, the only change of the release. Show More Summary
Avast and Cisco confirmed that the CCleaner attackers were in fact after large technology and telecommunications companies' intellectual property. Cisco has also revealed that the malware has similarities to code used by a Chinese cyber espionage group.
Avast claimed that the Piriform servers were compromised before acquiring the company, and that it was quick to patch the software after learning about the malware. However, it was a different security company that discovered the malware first.
Hackers hid malware in CCleaner, a popular app meant to clean out cookies and junk programs and make computers run faster.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “The advent of computers, and the subsequent accumulation of incalculable data has given rise to a new system of memory and thought parallel to your own. Humanity has underestimated the consequences of computerization.”...Show More Summary
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We have some bad news from Toys 'R' Us, CCleaner and Equifax, but at least Galaxy S8 owners can disable the Bixby button, and Jerry Seinfeld's latest stand-up is available on Netflix.
Cisco Talos recently detected a daring malware attack, wherein a virus was fed into the CCleaner’s servers, and was downloaded by around 2.27 million users! The post Beware! 23 Lakh CCleaner Users Possibly Infected With Malware! first appeared on Trak.in. Trak.in Mobile Apps: Android | iOS.
According to its parent company Avast, more than 130 million people use the performance optimisation software CCleaner. And today all of those people need to be sure they have installed the latest update because some nasty malware has managed to make it into one of the builds. More »
For all of the trouble they cause us, and we mean serious unforgivable trouble like ruining elections and shutting down online video game services, there’s a certain prankster spirit to most computer hackers […] The post CCleaner Hack Adds Malware Instead of Removing It appeared first on Geek.com.
Malware has been detected within Piriform's CCleaner, a popular registry cleaner and space recovery tool. The malware-infected package had been distributed for nearly a month. The post Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month appeared first on ExtremeTech.
If have the popular CCleaner app running on your Windows PC, you should go ahead and update it immediately. CCleaner’s parent company, Avast, has notified the public that hackers have managed to open a backdoor into the app. Avast believes that about 2.3 million users will have been affected by this backdoor exploit. Show More Summary
All you wanted was a faster computer. You thought that by downloading CCleaner, a popular and free app for optimizing PC performance, you'd sweep out those digital cobwebs and be zipping around your trusty Windows machine at lightening...Show More Summary
Hackers have targeted software's supply chain in three high profile attacks discovered in the last three months.