3 devices: 1 desktop computer, 1 laptop computer, 1 Android smartphone. CCleaner Professional installed on all 3 (subscription to Piriform Pro Package, now in second year).
Desktop computer: Dell XPS 8700, Windows 10 Professional 64 bit, version 1703, fully updated. Avast Premier, Malwarebytes Premium, WinPatrol, SpywareBlaster, etc. etc.
Laptop computer: Dell Inspiron 5537, Windows 10 Home 64 bit, version 1703, fully updated. Avast Premier, Malwarebytes Premium, WinPatrol, SpywareBlaster, etc. etc.
Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S5, T-Mobile, fully updated, Avast Mobile Security. CCleaner last used 7/28/2017, not sure how to bring up version information
Updated CCleaner on both computers as soon as the news came out. A second update came through shortly afterward and I installed that too on both systems. Currently have v. 5.35.6210 (64 bit) on both machines.
So . . . my understanding of this critter is that the initial payload executed only on 32 bit systems, and that the really nasty secondary payload affected only systems on which the first payload had executed. In that case, 64 bit systems should have remained unaffected throughout. Key question: is that correct?
Some people reported MWB as reporting a Trojan. MWB scans on both desktop and laptop find nothing.
So I am greatly suspecting that both computers are clean and nothing to worry about there. What about the smartphone? I am a water district manager and use it as a tool, not as an instrument of social display, so it is long on GPS, navigation, Internet, E-mail etc. and short to nonexistent on Facebook and the like.
Question arising: would it be advisable, and sufficient, to open CCleaner on the smartphone and update it? And would that be sufficient, or would it be better to uninstall and reinstall it?
And, anything else I have overlooked?
Thanks as always for enlightenment!
Edited by britechguy, 23 September 2017 - 11:38 AM.
Duplicate threads merged and duplicated post removed