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Marcel Carroll 2017-07-02
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There's real-time virus protection, URL filtering, a password manager, browser clean-up module, wireless network checker, and a secure browser for your online banking and shopping.

There's also a sandbox to securely test dubious programs, which could be handy if you're forever downloading the latest freeware.

Most of these are third-party, but at least two appear to be Avast's own code.

But click the button and you'll realise what the program can do, as it checks for viruses, incompatible software, missing patches, bad browser add-ons, network security issues, performance problems and weak passwords, all in around three minutes.

Fortunately, the browsing protection you get is generally very good.

URL filtering is better than most, especially for malware sites (antiphishing results were average).

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James Flachs 2017-10-17
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Avast is one of the more popular free, third-party antivirus programs.

For anyone willing to pay for more advanced features, however, Avast’s premium products also have a lot to offer.

The second is Software Updater, which automatically updates third-party programs, plugins, and utilities on your PC.

Both are nice features, however, you can use free programs to perform the same functions—like FileHippo App Manager, which monitors and automatically updates your programs.

Despite being packed with features, Avast manages to not overwhelm the user with a messy interface.

Avast Premier features four main categories: Status, Protection, Privacy, and Performance.

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Tom Brown 2018-05-24

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access.

The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps or even trick users into downloading apps.

Devices effected shipped from ZTE, Archos and myPhone.

The app consists of a dropper and a payload.

“The dropper is a small application with no obfuscation, located on the /system partition of affected devices.

The app is completely passive, only visible to the user in the list of system applications under ‘settings.’ We have seen the dropper with two different names, ‘CrashService’ and ‘ImeMess,'” wrote Avast.

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Bradley James 2021-06-11
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Even small businesses need to make sure they stay protected - and Avast is here to help.
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Amara Garcia 2021-04-06
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Although it is quite useful software, in some cases, it can interfere with another program, or can even be installed as a bundle.

Here we discussed some easy tips series with how to completely Uninstall Avast Antivirus in Windows 10 step-by-step.There are two ways to remove Avast products Avast Antivirus manually and via special 3-rd party software.

We’re going to describe steps that help to completely Uninstall Avast Antivirus.

Also, the uninstalling process is the same for all Windows.Uninstall Avast Using Windows SettingsThe easiest way to know most users to uninstall Avast is to use the Windows Settings menu and uninstall it like any other software.

Although if you’re struggling to remove Avast completely, you may need to skip this section and use one of the alternative methods below.Go to the following location ‘C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\’Right-click on the file or folder you want to delete and choose Properties.Next, click on the Security tab and then click on the Advanced button at the bottomNext, click on the Owner tab and you’ll now see that the current owner is Trusted Installer.Now click on the Edit button and choose who you would like to change the owner to, either your account or the Administrators.

Allow this by clicking Yes in the warning window.The Avast uninstall utility will begin removing your Avast installation at this stage, which may take a few moments to complete.

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Troy Jones 2018-04-10
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If you're using Chrome, like many people do, you're not allowed to have an extension that can download YouTube videos.

Because it's bad, and Google doesn't like it.

But anti-virus people Avast have their own browser and that means they don't have to play by Google's rules.

So Avast Secure Browser actually has a YouTube downloading tool built-in, among other things.

You may remember Avast Secure Browser as its former name Safe Zone, and if you used the company's anti-virus you may have found that it had a nasty habit of seemingly installing itself without asking.

the Chromium-based browser also has a bunch of helpful features, including a bank mode for added security, a VPN, HTTPS encryption, a password manager, anti-tracking tools, and other things theprivacy-conscious people out there would have to add to other popular browsers.

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Richard Skaggs 2016-07-07

Security software provider Avast Software plans to pay around $1.3 billion in an all-cash tender offer for rival AVG Technologies N.V. AVG 31.11 % , in a bid to tap continued growth in the global cyber security market.

Shares of AVG, down 8.9% over the past three months, were up 32% in premarket trading.

The Prague, Czech Republic-based Avast Software, which provides both free and paid software for personal computers and mobile devices, said Thursday that it offered to buy all of AVG Technologies outstanding ordinary shares for $25.00 per share in cash.

The offer price represents a 33% premium over AVG s closing price on July 6.

Avast will finance the deal with internal resources and debt financing from third-party lenders.

It has received a financing commitment of $1.69 billion from Credit Suisse Securities, Jefferies and UBS Investment Bank, and has contributed $150 million in equity investment to fund the deal.

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Barney Stinson 2019-10-07

If you are facing some issues regarding your avast software like login errors, activation errors, billing errors, and so on.

Then just contact us through avast customer service number or you can also visit our website at www.avast-support.net we will provide you the solution for any of the problems that you are facing.

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Brad Patterson 2017-09-18
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OK, OK, well the 2.27 million victims were not Reg readers

Antivirus firm Avast has admitted inadvertently distributing a trojanised version of CCleaner, a popular PC tune-up tool, for nearly a month, infecting an estimated 2.27 million users.

Cisco Talos discovered that servers distributing the program were leveraged to deliver malware to unsuspecting victims.

"On September 13, 2017, Cisco Talos immediately notified Avast of our findings so that they could initiate appropriate response activities."

Subsequent analysis revealed that hackers hijacked and hid malware inside versions of Avast's CCleaner application available for download between August 15 and September 12.

Cisco Talos contacted Avast on September 13.

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Everett Enriquez 2017-05-13

p Taiwan has been put on high alert after it was reportedly one of the top targets of the cyber attack that rocked the world on Friday.

While government departments and hospital systems had so far been spared the chaos that struck Britain's NHS, there were fears the full impact of the attack may only emerge after the weekend.

“Currently we haven’t received any response from the government agencies or our hospital systems.

Currently they are not under attack by the virus,” said Howard Jyan, the director general of the government’s cyber security department.

Mr Jyan issued a warning to the public on Friday night after the department became aware of the global virus, urging the public to be vigilant about installing anti-virus software and to be aware of suspicious emails.

He said Taiwan’s institutions were ready for any major attack.

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Gary Wynn 2017-09-18
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A software package update for a Windows utility product distributed by antivirus vendor Avast has been spreading an unsavory surprise: a malware package that could allow affected computers to be remotely accessed or controlled with what appears to be a legitimate signing certificate.

The malware, which was distributed through the update server for the Windows cleanup utility CCleaner, was apparently inserted by an attacker who compromised the software "supply chain" of Piriform, which was acquired by Avast in July.

There have been more than 2 billion downloads of CCleaner worldwide, so the potential impact of the malware is huge.

Software updates are increasingly being targeted by distributors of malware, because they provide a virtually unchecked path to infect millions—or even billions—of computers.

A compromised software update server for Ukraine software vendor M.E.Doc was used to distribute the NotPetya ransomware attack in July.

"Watering hole" attacks, such as the ones used against Facebook, Apple, and Twitter four years ago, are often used to compromise the computers used by software developers.

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Raymond Maxwell 2017-09-18
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According to its parent company Avast, more than 130 million people use the performance optimisation software CCleaner.

And today all of those people need to be sure they’ve installed the latest update because some nasty malware has managed to make it into one of the builds.

Piriform’s CCleaner was purchased by the popular anti-virus developer Avast back in July and, according to researchers at Cisco Talos, hackers were able to compromise the software just a month later.

The Talos team noticed on 13th September that the installer for CCleaner v5.33 was triggering its malware protection systems.

Upon inspection, the researchers found that the CCleaner application was legitimate and had a valid digital signature from its makers, but it also contained a malicious payload.

In a blog post published Monday, Talos’ researchers compared the malware packaged with CCleaner to the NotPetya ransomware that caused global havoc back in June.

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Rosalie Bishop 2016-06-03
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Fake Fifa apps featuring adware have popped up on Google Play Store EA

With Euro 2016 just around the corner, fake Fifa apps, featuring adware have popped up on the Google Play Store, raising concerns about how unsuspecting users may be targeted with malware and/or ransomware.

Avast Software's Jan Piskacek spotted the fake Fifa app, and he noted that all of the four apps that he identified appeared to have been designed by a single developer, despite having been uploaded by different developer names.

He also noted that all four apps had similar names and were "pretty bad knock-offs of the popular FIFA app".

Clearly, the person or people behind these apps only intention is to make money and not to deliver quality apps."

If users grant permission, Airpush automatically begins collecting user data, including IP address, device ID and a list of current apps installed within the phone.

Furthermore, Airpush can also obtain additional user information via users' browser history, email address and location.

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Jayden Harris 2019-04-26

Orbis Research has published in depth analysis of Global Consumer Endpoint Security market report includes a brief on these trends that can help the business operating and the strategies in the industry to understand the market and strategies for their business expansion accordingly.

The research report describes the primary, secondary or historical data with Cost analysis, size, Segmentation, Trends, Growth, Types, Applications, Revenue and Major Key Players RSA Security, Symantec, Trend Micro, Forcepoint, McAfee, Cisco Systems, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Panda Security, CipherCloud, Digital Guardian, WatchGuard Technologies, Trustwave, Avast Software, Blue Coat Systems, Fortinet, SafeNet Request Sample Report @ https://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/request-sample/2841295 By TypeSaaS-basedCloud-basedOthers By End-User / ApplicationIndividualEnterpriseOthers Market Segment as follows:By Region / CountriesNorth America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Russia, Spain etc)Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia etc)South America (Brazil, Argentina etc)Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa etc) Enquire About [email protected] https://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/enquiry-before-buying/2841295 About Us:Orbis Research (orbisresearch.com) is a single point aid for all your market research requirements.

We have vast database of reports from the leading publishers and authors across the globe.

We specialize in delivering customized reports as per the requirements of our clients.

We have complete information about our publishers and hence are sure about the accuracy of the industries and verticals of their specialization.

This helps our clients to map their needs and we produce the perfect required market research study for our clients.

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Ronald Evans 2017-09-18

Reader Tinfoil writes: Cisco Talos announces that malware cleaning app, CCleaner, has been infected with malware for the past month.

Version 5.33 of the CCleaner app offered for download between August 15 and September 12 was modified to include the Floxif malware, according to a report published by Cisco Talos a few minutes ago.

Cisco Talos believes that a threat actor might have compromised Avast's supply chain and used its digital certificate to replace the legitimate CCleaner v5.33 app on its website with one that also contained the Floxif trojan.

The company said more 2.27 million had downloaded the compromised version of CCleaner.

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John Nelson 2017-09-18
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The popular utility CCleaner was apparently accessed by hackers and made to distribute malware during the month to mid-September, researchers say

A popular PC maintenance application distributed malicious code for a period of nearly one month after hackers apparently accessed the company’s servers, according to both the firm and independent security researchers.

London-based Piriform said on Monday it discovered the malware last week, on Tuesday, 12 September and immediately removed the affected programs.

The malware was being installed by version 5.33.6162 of CCleaner, a utility for speeding up PCs and Android devices, and version 1.07.3191 of CCleaner Cloud, according to Piriform.

Cisco’s Talos security group said the affected version of CCleaner was available on Piriform’s website from 15 August to 12 September, or nearly one month.

“The impact of this attack could be severe given the extremely high number of systems possibly affected,” Cisco said in a Monday advisory.

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Marcel Carroll 2017-07-02
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There's real-time virus protection, URL filtering, a password manager, browser clean-up module, wireless network checker, and a secure browser for your online banking and shopping.

There's also a sandbox to securely test dubious programs, which could be handy if you're forever downloading the latest freeware.

Most of these are third-party, but at least two appear to be Avast's own code.

But click the button and you'll realise what the program can do, as it checks for viruses, incompatible software, missing patches, bad browser add-ons, network security issues, performance problems and weak passwords, all in around three minutes.

Fortunately, the browsing protection you get is generally very good.

URL filtering is better than most, especially for malware sites (antiphishing results were average).

Tom Brown 2018-05-24

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access.

The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps or even trick users into downloading apps.

Devices effected shipped from ZTE, Archos and myPhone.

The app consists of a dropper and a payload.

“The dropper is a small application with no obfuscation, located on the /system partition of affected devices.

The app is completely passive, only visible to the user in the list of system applications under ‘settings.’ We have seen the dropper with two different names, ‘CrashService’ and ‘ImeMess,'” wrote Avast.

Amara Garcia 2021-04-06
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Although it is quite useful software, in some cases, it can interfere with another program, or can even be installed as a bundle.

Here we discussed some easy tips series with how to completely Uninstall Avast Antivirus in Windows 10 step-by-step.There are two ways to remove Avast products Avast Antivirus manually and via special 3-rd party software.

We’re going to describe steps that help to completely Uninstall Avast Antivirus.

Also, the uninstalling process is the same for all Windows.Uninstall Avast Using Windows SettingsThe easiest way to know most users to uninstall Avast is to use the Windows Settings menu and uninstall it like any other software.

Although if you’re struggling to remove Avast completely, you may need to skip this section and use one of the alternative methods below.Go to the following location ‘C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\’Right-click on the file or folder you want to delete and choose Properties.Next, click on the Security tab and then click on the Advanced button at the bottomNext, click on the Owner tab and you’ll now see that the current owner is Trusted Installer.Now click on the Edit button and choose who you would like to change the owner to, either your account or the Administrators.

Allow this by clicking Yes in the warning window.The Avast uninstall utility will begin removing your Avast installation at this stage, which may take a few moments to complete.

Richard Skaggs 2016-07-07

Security software provider Avast Software plans to pay around $1.3 billion in an all-cash tender offer for rival AVG Technologies N.V. AVG 31.11 % , in a bid to tap continued growth in the global cyber security market.

Shares of AVG, down 8.9% over the past three months, were up 32% in premarket trading.

The Prague, Czech Republic-based Avast Software, which provides both free and paid software for personal computers and mobile devices, said Thursday that it offered to buy all of AVG Technologies outstanding ordinary shares for $25.00 per share in cash.

The offer price represents a 33% premium over AVG s closing price on July 6.

Avast will finance the deal with internal resources and debt financing from third-party lenders.

It has received a financing commitment of $1.69 billion from Credit Suisse Securities, Jefferies and UBS Investment Bank, and has contributed $150 million in equity investment to fund the deal.

Brad Patterson 2017-09-18
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OK, OK, well the 2.27 million victims were not Reg readers

Antivirus firm Avast has admitted inadvertently distributing a trojanised version of CCleaner, a popular PC tune-up tool, for nearly a month, infecting an estimated 2.27 million users.

Cisco Talos discovered that servers distributing the program were leveraged to deliver malware to unsuspecting victims.

"On September 13, 2017, Cisco Talos immediately notified Avast of our findings so that they could initiate appropriate response activities."

Subsequent analysis revealed that hackers hijacked and hid malware inside versions of Avast's CCleaner application available for download between August 15 and September 12.

Cisco Talos contacted Avast on September 13.

Gary Wynn 2017-09-18
img

A software package update for a Windows utility product distributed by antivirus vendor Avast has been spreading an unsavory surprise: a malware package that could allow affected computers to be remotely accessed or controlled with what appears to be a legitimate signing certificate.

The malware, which was distributed through the update server for the Windows cleanup utility CCleaner, was apparently inserted by an attacker who compromised the software "supply chain" of Piriform, which was acquired by Avast in July.

There have been more than 2 billion downloads of CCleaner worldwide, so the potential impact of the malware is huge.

Software updates are increasingly being targeted by distributors of malware, because they provide a virtually unchecked path to infect millions—or even billions—of computers.

A compromised software update server for Ukraine software vendor M.E.Doc was used to distribute the NotPetya ransomware attack in July.

"Watering hole" attacks, such as the ones used against Facebook, Apple, and Twitter four years ago, are often used to compromise the computers used by software developers.

Rosalie Bishop 2016-06-03
img

Fake Fifa apps featuring adware have popped up on Google Play Store EA

With Euro 2016 just around the corner, fake Fifa apps, featuring adware have popped up on the Google Play Store, raising concerns about how unsuspecting users may be targeted with malware and/or ransomware.

Avast Software's Jan Piskacek spotted the fake Fifa app, and he noted that all of the four apps that he identified appeared to have been designed by a single developer, despite having been uploaded by different developer names.

He also noted that all four apps had similar names and were "pretty bad knock-offs of the popular FIFA app".

Clearly, the person or people behind these apps only intention is to make money and not to deliver quality apps."

If users grant permission, Airpush automatically begins collecting user data, including IP address, device ID and a list of current apps installed within the phone.

Furthermore, Airpush can also obtain additional user information via users' browser history, email address and location.

Ronald Evans 2017-09-18

Reader Tinfoil writes: Cisco Talos announces that malware cleaning app, CCleaner, has been infected with malware for the past month.

Version 5.33 of the CCleaner app offered for download between August 15 and September 12 was modified to include the Floxif malware, according to a report published by Cisco Talos a few minutes ago.

Cisco Talos believes that a threat actor might have compromised Avast's supply chain and used its digital certificate to replace the legitimate CCleaner v5.33 app on its website with one that also contained the Floxif trojan.

The company said more 2.27 million had downloaded the compromised version of CCleaner.

James Flachs 2017-10-17
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Avast is one of the more popular free, third-party antivirus programs.

For anyone willing to pay for more advanced features, however, Avast’s premium products also have a lot to offer.

The second is Software Updater, which automatically updates third-party programs, plugins, and utilities on your PC.

Both are nice features, however, you can use free programs to perform the same functions—like FileHippo App Manager, which monitors and automatically updates your programs.

Despite being packed with features, Avast manages to not overwhelm the user with a messy interface.

Avast Premier features four main categories: Status, Protection, Privacy, and Performance.

Bradley James 2021-06-11
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Even small businesses need to make sure they stay protected - and Avast is here to help.
Troy Jones 2018-04-10
img

If you're using Chrome, like many people do, you're not allowed to have an extension that can download YouTube videos.

Because it's bad, and Google doesn't like it.

But anti-virus people Avast have their own browser and that means they don't have to play by Google's rules.

So Avast Secure Browser actually has a YouTube downloading tool built-in, among other things.

You may remember Avast Secure Browser as its former name Safe Zone, and if you used the company's anti-virus you may have found that it had a nasty habit of seemingly installing itself without asking.

the Chromium-based browser also has a bunch of helpful features, including a bank mode for added security, a VPN, HTTPS encryption, a password manager, anti-tracking tools, and other things theprivacy-conscious people out there would have to add to other popular browsers.

Barney Stinson 2019-10-07

If you are facing some issues regarding your avast software like login errors, activation errors, billing errors, and so on.

Then just contact us through avast customer service number or you can also visit our website at www.avast-support.net we will provide you the solution for any of the problems that you are facing.

Everett Enriquez 2017-05-13

p Taiwan has been put on high alert after it was reportedly one of the top targets of the cyber attack that rocked the world on Friday.

While government departments and hospital systems had so far been spared the chaos that struck Britain's NHS, there were fears the full impact of the attack may only emerge after the weekend.

“Currently we haven’t received any response from the government agencies or our hospital systems.

Currently they are not under attack by the virus,” said Howard Jyan, the director general of the government’s cyber security department.

Mr Jyan issued a warning to the public on Friday night after the department became aware of the global virus, urging the public to be vigilant about installing anti-virus software and to be aware of suspicious emails.

He said Taiwan’s institutions were ready for any major attack.

Raymond Maxwell 2017-09-18
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According to its parent company Avast, more than 130 million people use the performance optimisation software CCleaner.

And today all of those people need to be sure they’ve installed the latest update because some nasty malware has managed to make it into one of the builds.

Piriform’s CCleaner was purchased by the popular anti-virus developer Avast back in July and, according to researchers at Cisco Talos, hackers were able to compromise the software just a month later.

The Talos team noticed on 13th September that the installer for CCleaner v5.33 was triggering its malware protection systems.

Upon inspection, the researchers found that the CCleaner application was legitimate and had a valid digital signature from its makers, but it also contained a malicious payload.

In a blog post published Monday, Talos’ researchers compared the malware packaged with CCleaner to the NotPetya ransomware that caused global havoc back in June.

Jayden Harris 2019-04-26

Orbis Research has published in depth analysis of Global Consumer Endpoint Security market report includes a brief on these trends that can help the business operating and the strategies in the industry to understand the market and strategies for their business expansion accordingly.

The research report describes the primary, secondary or historical data with Cost analysis, size, Segmentation, Trends, Growth, Types, Applications, Revenue and Major Key Players RSA Security, Symantec, Trend Micro, Forcepoint, McAfee, Cisco Systems, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Panda Security, CipherCloud, Digital Guardian, WatchGuard Technologies, Trustwave, Avast Software, Blue Coat Systems, Fortinet, SafeNet Request Sample Report @ https://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/request-sample/2841295 By TypeSaaS-basedCloud-basedOthers By End-User / ApplicationIndividualEnterpriseOthers Market Segment as follows:By Region / CountriesNorth America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Russia, Spain etc)Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia etc)South America (Brazil, Argentina etc)Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa etc) Enquire About [email protected] https://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/enquiry-before-buying/2841295 About Us:Orbis Research (orbisresearch.com) is a single point aid for all your market research requirements.

We have vast database of reports from the leading publishers and authors across the globe.

We specialize in delivering customized reports as per the requirements of our clients.

We have complete information about our publishers and hence are sure about the accuracy of the industries and verticals of their specialization.

This helps our clients to map their needs and we produce the perfect required market research study for our clients.

John Nelson 2017-09-18
img

The popular utility CCleaner was apparently accessed by hackers and made to distribute malware during the month to mid-September, researchers say

A popular PC maintenance application distributed malicious code for a period of nearly one month after hackers apparently accessed the company’s servers, according to both the firm and independent security researchers.

London-based Piriform said on Monday it discovered the malware last week, on Tuesday, 12 September and immediately removed the affected programs.

The malware was being installed by version 5.33.6162 of CCleaner, a utility for speeding up PCs and Android devices, and version 1.07.3191 of CCleaner Cloud, according to Piriform.

Cisco’s Talos security group said the affected version of CCleaner was available on Piriform’s website from 15 August to 12 September, or nearly one month.

“The impact of this attack could be severe given the extremely high number of systems possibly affected,” Cisco said in a Monday advisory.