Oh my…another security hack! The Good news is that it’s probably not a problem for my people. I’m reporting about it because I installed it on a few machines and I’ve seen it on many others and some of you will have concerns.
The malware was found in CCleaner version 5.33, which was actively distributed between August 15 and September 12. You probably use the free version which doesn’t update automatically. So if you didn’t install CCleaner or update it between these dates, you are OK.
If you want to geek out, you can read all the gory details in this article on TheNextWeb.com Kudos to all those who worked hard to discover and fix the problem quickly.
I deleted CCleaner from my PC because it doesn’t do anything that I can’t do myself. I can teach you how to do without it too if you’re interested. Maybe that would be a good subject for a Techie Tips Live online class soon. If you are interested, let me know in the comments below.
If you switch to using a Chromebook like I have, you won’t need maintenance or virus and malware protection.