CCleaner Portable

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JohnTHaller
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Re: CCleaner Portable

#61 Post by JohnTHaller » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:26 pm

Unfortunately, I think this sort of thing will keep happening. That's one reason we scan all the apps we release and hash them, comparing the hash to the download on the user's end. That way even if the publisher gets hacked, the PA.c Platform will refuse to run the installer. Fun fact: At least two portable suites/updaters distributed the infected versions of CCleaner in 2017 to users and never informed them.
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Re: CCleaner Portable

#62 Post by Midas » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:39 am

I used to be a big fan of CCleaner, before it morphed into an abomination from the nethernet.

So, here's another stone for it's tomb:

Microsoft Defender warns that CCleaner is a PUA
betanews.com/2020/07/30/microsoft-defender-pua-ccleaner/

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Re: CCleaner Portable

#63 Post by JohnTHaller » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:43 am

Midas wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:39 am
I used to be a big fan of CCleaner, before it morphed into an abomination from the nethernet.

So, here's another stone for it's tomb:

Microsoft Defender warns that CCleaner is a PUA
betanews.com/2020/07/30/microsoft-defender-pua-ccleaner/
I think Microsoft made the decision due to the use of dark patterns in the installer, which is beyond just bundleware but not as far as installing without any notice or warning. As Piriform says they are resolving this, I'd wager they'll either soften or remove the dark patterns.
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