Popular PC Maintenance Program, CCleaner, Hacked and Installed Malware on 2B Devices

Update 9/22/2017: Avast representative has made the following statement: “We believe that these users are safe now as our investigation indicates we were able to disarm the threat before it was able to do any harm.  We estimate that 2.27 million users had the affected software installed on 32-bit Windows machines.” The estimated users impacted […]

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Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Beware over ambitious clean up programs

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By Bill Pytlovany

Last month I wrote about problems caused by the security company McAfee. An update from McAfee falsely accused my WinPatrol program of being a dangerous Trojan. A slow response from McAfee cost some business but mostly hurt our reputation for over a week.  I’ve had a number of people ask me how things were going since this annoying experience.

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