I run avast which I keep up to date, and I also have CCleaner, but my CCleaner product is old (v4.18.4844). As CCleaner is something I don't use while I'm online I never saw the need to update it. I just use it as an offline temp file cleaner and run it every few weeks or so.
Now there have been headlines about a virus contained within CCleaner (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/18/tainted_ccleaner_downloads/), but that seems to be only in recent versions released since after avast took over piriform.
I don't think therefore that the virus should have affected me, UNLESS avast has been bundling CCleaner within it's free antivirus product and has been updating my copy of CCleaner. I run avast with only the critical components (shields and scanners), I don't have the "software updater" , "browser cleanup", "safe price" or performance stuff.
I would therefore think that this virus in modern CCleaner versions shouldn't affect me, can anyone confirm if my reasoning is correct?
Edited by hamluis, 21 September 2017 - 09:36 AM.
Moved from Gen Security to AV/AM Software - Hamluis.