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CCleaner Identified as Malware


Skier

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Since being taken over by Avast some years ago, CCleaner has gone downhill in terms of trust and other factors.  It is generally not recommended much these days.  I moved to an alternate a couple of years ago but didn't find it intuitive and thought I'd give CCleaner another try.  Having just updated Malwarebytes to v4.6.4 and run a full scan, CCleaner is flagged as Malware, or more accurately, the .exe installation file and the directly connected back-up of the same.  What is Malwarebytes determining that the threat actually is?

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@Skier Please post the log of the detection.

You can find Scan and Protection logs within the Malwarebytes 4 program in the following location

 

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RTP stands for Real-Time Protection and is where automatic protection operations would normally be logged

 

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If you click on the View option you should get something similar to the following with other options available.

 

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Thank you

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