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


2002 Silverado 5.3 0w-20 AMSOIL
Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407] #4541321
10/12/17 03:56 PM
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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.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 Valvoline SynPower/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407] #4541330
10/12/17 04:02 PM
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Rat407 Offline OP
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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.


2002 Silverado 5.3 0w-20 AMSOIL
Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407] #4541369
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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.

Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407] #4541398
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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/


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
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Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407] #4541486
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
Works for me cleaning my machines and folks I do work on the side for.


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Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407] #4541487
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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....

Re: CCleaner [Re: Rat407] #4541510
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I use it every couple of weeks without issues. Seems to do a good job for me. Ed


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Re: CCleaner [Re: DeepFriar] #4543147
10/14/17 12:12 PM
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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

Re: CCleaner [Re: uc50ic4more] #4545650
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^^^ Per the article, it was only version 5.33 that was hacked.

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