Best answer by TripleHelixView original
C Cleaner hit again
I downloaded the latest update of Piriform's C Cleaner about an hour ago. Everything looked authentic. No sooner had the download completed than WSA 'zapped' it- apparently it is carrying malware, trojans etc. WSA blocked it, removed it and ra a clean of my PC, then gave me a comforting clean bill of health and a note that it did not appear that any banking etc data had been accessed- I don't do on line banking anyway, but that's not the point. I am impressed with the incredible speed with which WSA acted. As a back up I also ran MalwareBytes afterwrds & that too assured me that all was well. Having now read Google I found a disturbing number of previous incidents where hackers had got into C Cleaner. I wonder how long it will be before Piriform finds out and cleans its own system up? Anyway, folks, I suggest you don't download today's update 12th March 2019 and WELL DONE WSA- WORTH EVERY PENNY.
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I have no issues with this new version as I use the Pro version but sometimes the free version will add Adware or some call it PUA or PUP but all mean unwanted extras: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52098-intrusive-ccleaner-pop-up/
Also make sure you download from here: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download
VirusTotal shows 2 AV's detect an added Toolbar so IMO it's unwanted! https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/ea2b0fe19acc526f8c634fe933f63b7f2a1911a27a74dc2d87a5ea6ac4a8f2b3/detection
Note: VT only uses a basic scanner and not the full ones by all AV's.
CCleaner - SlimInstaller, no toolbar
[ G] c:\users\bjms\desktop\ccleaner\555\ccsetup555_slim.exe [SHA256: 258034F18EC5E0C2230C0CC9EA4C9D09E98061FE223472D3FC21113508F88234] [MD5: A94BE52969DB5235E7BFDD5FA8B4CE2E] [Flags: 00001001.3926]
VirusTotal 0/67 - CCleaner SLIM_5.55.exe
May I ask if you use Regeditit or if you know where your personal files are stored on your Pc...