Piriform Hacked, CCleaner August Versions (v5.33.6162) Injected, Compromised

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  1. retest

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  2. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    now what particular installer are they referring to?

    did this effect all downloadable versions or just the regular public installer?
     
  3. Joe C

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  4. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    :eek: well for me is not issue I don't use it :rolleyes: but thanks anyway for the heads up
     
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  7. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Just read up on this- this morning and they (Avast) are stating that updating to a new version 5.34 will disable the malicious executable in the registry for CCleaner. Avast is also making the claim that it was Piriform's servers that got hacked and not theirs
     
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  8. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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    Hey Thomas, all I was trying to say was that if you're using the 64 bit version of Ccleaner, you have nothing to worry about. That's it. I wasn't trying to support Piriform's actions one way or the other. Personally, I could care less because I don't use Ccleaner.
     
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  9. MrMagic

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    I was running the 64bit version of the infected version, but checked for infected reg keys and scanned with a couple different scanners and nothing found, so yea definitely only a problem if you ran the 32bit exe
     
  10. daz2712

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    What happened with PIA VPN?
    Not seen this.
     
  11. prashantsays

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    we are the product the moment we plug in that ethernet cable, all we can do is minimise the spying.
     
  12. trungpt

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    What! It is the version I'm using.
     
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  13. GOD666

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    When in doubt, Format C:\ Uninstalling the program may remove the infected program, but who knows what little gems could be hidden on your system?! I also am amazed at Avast's claim that upgrading the infected program will resolve the issue. Seriously?! I think if you are wise, you will already have backups of all your important stuff and will not hesitate at formatting and starting fresh.
     
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  15. ThomasMann

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    PIA behaves like it was sold to new owner end of May, then no support for weeks,
    Main point was AND IS that the connection no longer is shown correctly. F.E right now the icon in the tray tells you Hong Kong, as intended, but whatever you use to check your location tells you, you are connected tó USA (which seems to be the servers of choice, no matter what you try, most of the time its US, quite often Russia)
    When I complained, (in June) that this change is nothing that user paid for, as a VPN needs to be used to change location, I was told that a VPN is not there for that purpose, only for security. When I insisted that after years of using PIA I know this is utter BS, I got banned from their forum and the treddit forum.
    There are many others with the same experiences. Having just paid for another year, I asked for my money back, I got insulted in an e-mail....
     
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