Back in August a version of CCleaner was released that was infected. More information is available around the web, but the direct release from Piriform is here. Recently Piriform was acquired by Avast.
For the full technical details, you can read this post, which contains all the information for hashes, registry entries, etc.
Even just a small amount of coding, or having reference materials, can go a long way when troubleshooting. Reverse engineering code also has it’s merits and these beginner bash tutorials and reference materials compiled by nixCraft are one to bookmark.
Sometimes you may question a download, or just want to browse the web a bit safer, sandboxing can provide help with this. Sandboxes are like their name implies, a child’s playbox, and the term has been in use by IT people for decades. Continue reading