Avast Security owned software CCleaner was recently found to have been hijacked with a backdoor installed into it by unknown “bad actors”. An wildly popular Windows maintenance application that has been downloaded over 2 billion times, CCleaner has been a favorite of techies and corporate types alike. Avast has acknowledged the issue and a new upgrade was released but to many out there who knows how much was hijacked or stolen during the months this hack has been in play. TR;DL below.

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