CCleaner and Privacy Worries
If you are a user of CCleaner or Avast antivirus software, please uninstall it and then read this article. CCleaner (made by Avast) and Avast Antivirus are mainstays in the computer repair world. Over the past month we have seen an increase in complaints about weird programs you didn’t install and constant popups. It turns out, hackers have discovered a vulnerability within CCleaner that delivers malware directly to your computer.
While developers of Avast software state they have resolved the issues, you may want to consider upgrading to a different antivirus program. PC Handyman is partnered with BitDefender which is a robust antivirus program. If you are interested please click here for Bitdefender AV.
Version 5.33 of the CCleaner app offered for download between August 15, 2017 and September 12, 2017 was modified to include the Floxif malware, according to a report published by Cisco Talos a few minutes ago. Floxif is a malware downloader that gathers information about infected systems and sends it back […]