The company that makes CCleaner, Avast’s Piriform, announced that its free software was infected with malware. If you use CCleaner, here’s what you need to know. According to Piriform, around 3 percent — roughly 2.27 million computers — used the infected software. Specifically, computers running 32-bit Windows 10. If that applies to you, don’t panic. The company believes that they were able to disarm the malware before any harm was done. If you have the Cloud version, it should have automatically updated itself by now to the clean version. If you don’t use the cloud version, you must manually update the software. Or you may just want to remove the software altogether. Our Security Manager AV Defender includes anti-malware protection as part of the AV license thus eliminating the need for a separate cleaner program.
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