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User Info: Jair

Jair
2 months ago#1
https://www.piriform.com/news/blog/2017/9/18/security-notification-for-ccleaner-v5336162-and-ccleaner-cloud-v1073191-for-32-bit-windows-users

In summary, the 5.33 release for 32-bit Windows has a backdoor. It's been resolved, but if you use the free version, you have to update manually.

I'm not sure how widespread CCleaner is these days, but it was a commonly used and recommended application years ago. I was surprised to learn it's actually owned by Avast, the antivirus company. A bit embarrassing, to say the least.

User Info: Cryptarch

Cryptarch
2 months ago#2
I think I've updated a couple of weeks ago although I'm using Windows 10 64-bit. I should be fine but I'm considering of uninstalling CCleaner and find an other alternative.

User Info: Zaltera

Zaltera
2 months ago#3
Thanks for posting this.
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User Info: Arnzillazor

Arnzillazor
2 months ago#4
Good to know. I use CCleaner regularly. Thank you.
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User Info: betatech

betatech
2 months ago#5
I'm surprised they're not unlocking the auto-update for free, at least temporarily if they can remote activate it.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
2 months ago#6
Thanks for the heads up - much appreciated =)
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User Info: NeedMoreMoney

NeedMoreMoney
2 months ago#7
Thanks
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User Info: Azezo

Azezo
2 months ago#8
betatech posted...
I'm surprised they're not unlocking the auto-update for free, at least temporarily if they can remote activate it.

Not sure if they can. I do use the pro version. But I've had to download a different installer for it? So Not sure if it's able to toggle free to pro or not.
Why did you bother to read this?

User Info: EvilGiygas

EvilGiygas
2 months ago#9
I use CCleaner on the reg. Thanks TC!
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User Info: Amakusa

Amakusa
2 months ago#10
betatech posted...
I'm surprised they're not unlocking the auto-update for free, at least temporarily if they can remote activate it.

I just ran my CCleaner and it asked me to install the update first thing, without manually checking.

Even though I wasn't using the affected version.
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