CCleaner has been hacked by Perry's Computer Repair

CCleaner has been hacked

CCleaner, a popular application used to clean trash and duplicate files from computers was recently hacked, but only its 32 bit version of the application was affected and its enterprise use for the 64 bit version. The application acted a vehicle for malware, which it would secretly put on a user’s computer. Most home computer users use the 64 bit version and so this hack would not affect them. If you think you have the 32 bit version check to see if you have the version number: 5.33.6162.

How cyber criminals can steal your money

Cyber Crime: Part Two – How Cyber Criminals can steal your money

It never ceases to amaze me how malware can get into your computer. The other day I was downloading Google Chrome for a customer from a malicious website. I was in a hurry and did not check the website URL. Before I knew it, I had downloaded 75 malware programs and viruses in a few seconds. I then spent the next 15 minutes removing them. It seems that hackers are using malware to take over the cyber world. 8 million new variants per month are infecting computers. That’s right, malware does mutate to catch your computer and anti-virus protection off guard.

Watch out for these computer viruses

Watch Out For These Kinds of Viruses

My big repair today was the removal of a rootkit virus that damaged my customer’s computer. The rootkit apparently changed permissions on his folders and apps. This rootkit virus also stole my customer’s data.

In my second installment of viruses, I will describe different types of viruses. Identifying the type of virus is an important first step in the removal of the virus. Knowing what kind of virus infection you have may point to different removal steps. Also, if the virus is the type that steals password information, then changing your passwords may be an important step to protect your banking and financial data. Removal of viruses will be addressed in future blog posts.