Tech Friday: Be sure old CCleaner versions are removed

Posted By on October 27, 2017

backdoorvirusccleanerJust seeing Windows Defender "alerting" me to a backdoor threat on my Lenovo Yoga notebook computer is enough to make me move to a more expensive Apple MacBook Pro the next upgrade cycle. I knew about the Crap Cleaner (aka: CCleaner) vulnerability but had hoped a removal and upgrade by the software maker/distributor would have automatically removed the "backdoor." Obviously not.

So as a warning to others, be sure your virus scanning software finds and removes the Backdoor:Win32/Floxif program if you use CCleanerand in particular use the ccsetup533.exe version.


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