CCleaner Hacked With Malware!

A popular file-clean up program called CCleaner has become the latest known target of hackers after security researchers discovered that it had been compromised with a “backdoor.”

The app, which touts more than two billion downloads and over two million active users according to parent company Avast, was infected with a malicious payload that made it possible to download and execute other suspicious software, including ransomware

  • Computer name
  • List of installed software, including Windows updates
  • List of all running processes
  • IP and MAC addresses
  • Additional information like whether the process is running with admin privileges and whether it is a 64-bit system.

Affected users are strongly recommended to update their CCleaner software to version 5.34 or higher, in order to protect their computers from being compromised. The latest version is available for download here.

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