Free online registry cleaning software infected by malware

Synopsis

In September 2017, security researchers discovered malicious code inside the company's product.

The malware was designed to steal personal data from infected machines. All in all around two million people were believed to have been affected by the corrupted versions the software. Avast discovered that there was a second stage to the malware for infected machines in specific companies such as Cisco, Sony, and HTC. It has been suggested, the malware was looking to steal those companies' secrets.

The malware was removed and is not present in the latest version of the software.

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Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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  • CCleaner
  • Piriform Ltd

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