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A malicious code discovered in CCleaner

09/18/2017

A representative of Piriform CCleaner has just announced that since August 15th 2017, CCleaner and CCleaner Cloud contain a portion of malicious code allowing to download a back door on users' computers.

When you run CCleaner.exe, the portion of malicious code added by the hackers is launched as well. After around 10 minutes, a connection attempt is made to download and run a back door on the user's computer.

Impacted systems : CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 on windows.


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