Remnants that are left over from things that are gone

CCCleaner Hack spells danger for Windows 10 users

I had downloaded and installed the infected version of CCCleaner onto a Lenovo Laptop and wanted to remove it and clean up the system.

The laptop had a free version of Bit Defender AV installed so I updated the signature files and did a full system scan.  It found nothing – about as useful as tit’s on a bull – but you get what you pay for I guess.

So I turned to my trusty Malwarebytes Anti-Rookit. Updated the signature files and ran a scan. It found the CCCleaner malware that had been installed no problem at all, plus the downloaded CCCleaner executable containing the infection. Malwarebytes are a class act in finding infections on a PC.

i’ll throw some coins in the air and the shortest straw loses!