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Windows 7: Hackers spread hidden malware to 2.7 million people through CCleaner

3 Weeks Ago   #11
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I run 32-bit Win 7 and as soon as I found out this news, I ran a Malwarebytes scan and an Avast virus scan.
All Malwarebytes found was two Registry values that were connected to the malware, but no malware itself.
Avast found nothing out of the ordinary at all.
I'm satisfied that there's nothing unwanted on my PC.


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3 Weeks Ago   #12
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

All the newsletters I received said that Avast had grabbed it before it affected anyone, and that it was only 32-bit systems with the latest CC update. I had neither. In 20 years of computing, I've had only one virus, and cured it with a tool from my A-V company at that time. Yes, I've had a few Trojans, and wiped them out easily. Wiping all your systems immediately is absurd as a first choice. I have 4, and it would take a month to set up each one again.
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3 Weeks Ago   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'll stick with lightweight tfc thanks
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3 Weeks Ago   #14
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

If all these companies who are breached had to pay heavy fines, they'd up their security. Instead they just say "sorry" and return to business-as-usual. Equifax knew about the virus long before they revealed it. Then there are all the major retailers who have been hacked. The hospitals... the Federal Personnel Dept....on and on...
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
I run 32-bit Win 7 and as soon as I found out this news, I ran a Malwarebytes scan and an Avast virus scan.
All Malwarebytes found was two Registry values that were connected to the malware, but no malware itself.
Avast found nothing out of the ordinary at all.
I'm satisfied that there's nothing unwanted on my PC.
I ran Avast & Malwarebytes on all my systems and VM's. All 64-Bit systems were clean. One 32-Bit system and a 32-Bit VM did have those two registry keys (think they were named Piriform/Agomo). Removed them both easily, rescanned and now all clean. Plus they're all now on the latest CCleaner with the new certificate.

Hopefully problem solved. No need to wipe any systems so far.
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