CCleaner Was Distributing Malware for a Month

CCleaner, a popular piece of security software with a squeaky clean reputation, was distributing malware for the best part of a month. Although Piriform has disarmed the threat, anyone using the affected version of CCleaner is being urged to update the software at their earliest convenience. Over time, computers get clogged up with lots of unnecessary crap. Cookies, temporary internet files, and outdated Windows Registry entries, to name just three. CCleaner exists to clean this crap away, with the C in the name standing for “Crap”. Unfortunately, CCleaner has been delivering its own form of crap of late. Hackers Hack…

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