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#4541311 - 10/12/17 03:46 PM CCleaner
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 1432
Loc: North Carolina
Is anyone still running CCleaner? Just wondering if it is still safe to use after the issue with it being hacked.

If not is there another program that one would recommend?

Thanks
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#4541321 - 10/12/17 03:56 PM Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3010
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
I'm still using it. I've heard of the hack, but haven't investigated further. I'm using a virus scan on the same computer.
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#4541330 - 10/12/17 04:02 PM Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407]
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 1432
Loc: North Carolina
I havn't had any issues. Can't see getting rid of it if it still works. Just wanted to see if anyone else had any issues with it.

I was looking at WiseCare 365 as a replacement but looks like I don't need to.
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#4541369 - 10/12/17 04:49 PM Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407]
uc50ic4more Offline


Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 3288
Loc: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
As I understand it, the affected version was only the "current" one for a short time and a fixed version was pushed as an updated quickly after the compromise was disclosed.

As long as you are not using that very specific version (and, I suppose, as long as there are no further as-yet-undisclosed compromises!) you probably have nothing to be concerned about.

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#4541398 - 10/12/17 05:26 PM Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20465
Loc: Upstate NY
From what I have read it does and reports many cleanup items but really does not do anything beneficial.

https://www.howtogeek.com/172820/beginner-geek-what-does-ccleaner-do-and-should-you-use-it/
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#4541486 - 10/12/17 07:14 PM Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Works for me cleaning my machines and folks I do work on the side for.
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#4541487 - 10/12/17 07:16 PM Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407]
DeepFriar Offline


Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 1372
Loc: Georgia
I read at the time that it was a mild hack. The event and fix were months ago and I haven't heard anything since. My .02....

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#4541510 - 10/12/17 07:26 PM Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9570
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
I use it every couple of weeks without issues. Seems to do a good job for me. Ed
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#4543147 - 10/14/17 12:12 PM Re: CCleaner [Re: DeepFriar]
uc50ic4more Offline


Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 3288
Loc: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: DeepFriar
I read at the time that it was a mild hack. The event and fix were months ago and I haven't heard anything since. My .02....


For reference: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3225407/security/ccleaner-downloads-infected-malware.html

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#4545650 - 10/16/17 09:52 PM Re: CCleaner [Re: uc50ic4more]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17786
Loc: PNW
^^^ Per the article, it was only version 5.33 that was hacked.

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