Tom's Hardware article link (less "junky"): http://www.tomshardware.com/news/avast-unknowingly-bundled-malware-ccleaner,35477.html ---Thanks @C0RR0SIVE
Just uninstalled it from my phone, I used it as a quick way to uninstall apps and clear cache. Uninstalling from my PC as soon as I get home today!
I used this for a very long time because I thought it was easier to just have a tool do for me what I could do in a few different built-in accessories for Windows. I'd rather do it all by hand than keep something I know might be comprimised again, especially with the threat of keyloggers and whatnot.
Wow... Good to know.
Things like this is the single reason why I've avoided the temptation to use things like password utilities (like 1password) and such. That, and cloud-based things that make apps hand-off friendly.
All nice ideas, but as we know, that road is always paved with good intentions and someone's always out there looking for an exploit.
For those that hate Forbes: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/avast-unknowingly-bundled-malware-ccleaner,35477.html
Massive kudos to ClamAV.
Have seen some reports where the malware reports to something in the 216.126.x.x range.
Would not surprise me if it's ServerCrate, which uses 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 in my spam ID list.
Wow! I got really nervous as I have CCleaner on all three of my machines, and they all had version 5.33, as well. It wasn't until I read that it was only concerning the 32 bit versions that I felt a little relief. Still, I've made sure to have all of my AV/AM software, including Malwarebytes, up to date and have completed scans. I also downloaded and ran deep scans with both the Malicious Software Removal Tool and the Safety Scanner from Microsoft (not that they would really pick it up, anyway).
Just last month I was reading complaints and speculations on another board about CCleaner now being owned by Avast and how things may change. This doesn't bode well.
Doesn't bode well for Avast, nor Symantec, whose certificates were compromised.