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    CCleaner hack

    Certain versions of CCleaner were hacked to contain malware.

    Links:

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers...early-a-month/

    http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...rself-instead/

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    Thanks for the news! Very disturbing! A trusted program that's been around for years.

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    Yes, thanks. Almost as disturbing is the news that CCleaner has been bought out by Avast... something I was unaware of.

    CCleaner is an app from Piriform, a company which was recently purchased by Avast
    Avast is known for loading it's program(s) with unnecessary bloatware and unwanted/unneeded components like last year when they suddenly installed their own web browser on computers without asking or warning during an Avast a/v update. I'm hard pressed to think of any good programs/utilities/apps that did not suffer (or disappear completely) after they were bought out by larger companies.
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