It may have gotten lost in all the big news this past couple of weeks, but the popular computer cleaning utility CCleaner was infected.
On September 12th the makers of CCleaner discovered that a version included code which allowed the software to report computer information to a 3rd party computer server. The information included…
- Computer name
- IP address
- List of installed software
- List of active software
- List of network adapters
The only version affected was 5.33.6162. The software company was able to shut down the 3rd party server with the assistance of US law enforcement. An updated version of the software has been released and offered to users.
CCleaner is a popular software choice to clean up a computer and it is an effective tool. Lotus Management Services does not install the tool by default and rarely uses it. Based on our records we haven’t utilized the software since version 5.33.6162 was released. We have ran a scan of all managed workstations and confirmed it is not installed on any workstations.
If you are using CCleaner be sure that you are upgraded to the latest versions which at the time of writing this article is CCleaner version 5.34 and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3214.