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CC-Cleaner PUP ? Dangerous confusion !


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What a friggin mess !!!

 

http://www.ccleaner.online/

 

Thought I was buying the Piriform version !!!. Installed it on all my PC's !!!

 

Doing a whois domain search for support-geeks.com points to a registration somewhere in India.

 

Registrant Name: Chandan Garg
Registrant Organization: pcvark software
Registrant Street: 4 ba 4, Jawahar Nagar
Registrant City: jaipur
Registrant State/Province: Rajasthan
Registrant Postal Code: 302004
Registrant Country: IN

 

 

What is the relationship between the software and the actual trojan ?

{link removed due to pop-up virus and malware alerts on mine and other members PC's}

 

Thanks for any help.

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Ccleaner.online is not a reputable place for getting ccleaner. It is not related to piriform, and very well might be malware. Ccleaner should only be gotten from here at piriform.com/ccleaner or an authorized distributor (file hippo is the only one I know of for that). You should immediately go to a TRUSTED antimalware site and get checked thoroughly. Please see rule 10 for trusted sites

https://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showannouncement=15&f=4

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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Ccleaner.online is not a reputable place for getting ccleaner. It is not related to piriform, and very well might be malware. Ccleaner should only be gotten from here at piriform.com/ccleaner or an authorized distributor (file hippo is the only one I know of for that). You should immediately go to a TRUSTED antimalware site and get checked thoroughly. Please see rule 10 for trusted sites https://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showannouncement=15&f=4

 

After a bit of investigation, looks like they've re-branded their ADVANCED PC CARE product !!

 

They now call it CC-Cleaner available through www.ccleaner.online.

 

This looks like lawsuit material. 

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/591286/advanced-pc-care-virus-scam/

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an obvious attempt to catch out the unwary - which I'm sure it will do and has done.

these sort of losers rely on the fact that we all have moments of carelessness and it simply takes one click to wreck your day!

hopefully Piriform will issue a take-down notice.

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The second link in post 1 pops a warning from Avast here on XP. 

The CCleaner SLIM version is always released a bit after any new version; when it is it will be HERE :-)

Pssssst: ... It isn't really a cloud. Its a bunch of big, giant servers.

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