Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Alternative to CCleaner, after Chinese attempt to insert malware into CCleaner

CCleaner is again in the news, last time affecting millions successfully. 

Security researchers increasingly believe that an elite Chinese hacking group broke into Czech antivirus company Avast (which bought Piriform's CCleaner) to booby trap popular file cleaning program CCleaner, according to research and private analysis provided to CyberScoop.

The attempt was thrawted, but who knows if other were not detected. Why take the risk?

Full details from https://www.cyberscoop.com/ccleaner-attack-china-intezer-labs-piriform-apt17/

CCleaner Alternative

A great and free alternative is BleachBit a new open-source privacy cleaner tool. 

Download open source BleachBit at 
https://www.bleachbit.org/download/windows - choose portable unzip and run


I wrote a blog post on how to clean re-spawning Adobe cookies using BleachBit.
How to Delete Google Chrome Adobe Flash Cookies (.sol files) - Respawning Cookies

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