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Hello,

CCleaner is a trusted software as far as I know and it doesn't do any harm , could it be a false positive or my other computer did act up?

I've tried both times on different PCs , but each PC gave a different result

Laptop I have tried to download CCleaner and ESET has detected it as 'Suspicious Object' and blocked the download from being completed using Chrome and Edge, I have restored it from Quarantine , and I have installed it and ESET didn't warn me again about it after Restoring from Quarantine , and no I didn't exclude it.

PC I have tried the download using PaleMoon , and it worked without any trouble without ESET blocking it

Both computers do use 12.0.27.0 Internet Security.

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32 minutes ago, Rami said:

PC I have tried the download using PaleMoon , and it worked without any trouble without ESET blocking it

Eset's web filtering only supports Chrome, Edge, IE11, and Firefox.

This is a great development that in that it appears Eset has finally beefed up LiveGrid's detections.

BTW - you do remember the hacked CCleaner update download debacle a while back?

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11 hours ago, itman said:

Eset's web filtering only supports Chrome, Edge, IE11, and Firefox.

This is a great development that in that it appears Eset has finally beefed up LiveGrid's detections.

BTW - you do remember the hacked CCleaner update download debacle a while back?

I didn't know about it honestly , but that was a good read if you are interested : https://blog.avast.com/update-ccleaner-attackers-entered-via-teamviewer

Are you sure that ESET doesn't filter PaleMoon? , but I don't think that matters , because the first block happened while the browser was trying to save the file , It didn't filter the website , but it did block the executable from being on the PC

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Eset's web filtering only supports Chrome, Edge, IE11, and Firefox.

Actually the communication of any http-aware application is filtered, not only in browsers.

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2 minutes ago, Marcos said:

Actually the communication of any http-aware application is filtered, not only in browsers.

As far as I believe and remember correctly I can't test it again , but ESET do block websites/prevent communications in PaleMoon also

PaleMoon is built on Firefox source if that might make any hint.

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On ‎10‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 4:22 PM, Rami said:

Hello,

CCleaner is a trusted software as far as I know and it doesn't do any harm , could it be a false positive or my other computer did act up?

I've tried both times on different PCs , but each PC gave a different result

Laptop I have tried to download CCleaner and ESET has detected it as 'Suspicious Object' and blocked the download from being completed using Chrome and Edge, I have restored it from Quarantine , and I have installed it and ESET didn't warn me again about it after Restoring from Quarantine , and no I didn't exclude it.

PC I have tried the download using PaleMoon , and it worked without any trouble without ESET blocking it

Both computers do use 12.0.27.0 Internet Security.

Here's a reminder https://www.howtogeek.com/326742/ccleaner-was-hacked-what-you-need-to-know/

Since then, I have not gone back to CCleaner...it was too much pain (for me):angry: after the hack.

Interesting enough, while searching HTG (How-To Geek), I ran across this article from Aug 2018. https://www.howtogeek.com/361112/heres-what-you-should-use-instead-of-ccleaner/

Regards,

Tom

 

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@TomFace, The hack sounds crazy indeed , I was shocked that even though that the company is acquired by Avast , still got infected by several malware levels. , infecting 2 millions PCs among them, but I still use it from time to time to clean Registry that's why , actually I didn't really know that it was hacked , I was surprised.

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Yes it was ugly (for me):angry:. I am surprised you are/were unaware of it, as active as you are posting on this Forum:unsure:.

If I recall correctly it was right after Avast acquired Piriform (If I'm incorrect, please someone correct me).

Here's a link to the thread (Sept 2017) at the Piriform Forum concerning the hack:  https://forum.piriform.com/topic/48869-announcement-security-notification-for-ccleaner-v5336162-and-ccleaner-cloud-v1073191/

Regards,

Tom

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14 hours ago, TomFace said:

Yes it was ugly (for me):angry:. I am surprised you are/were unaware of it, as active as you are posting on this Forum:unsure:.

If I recall correctly it was right after Avast acquired Piriform (If I'm incorrect, please someone correct me).

Here's a link to the thread (Sept 2017) at the Piriform Forum concerning the hack:  https://forum.piriform.com/topic/48869-announcement-security-notification-for-ccleaner-v5336162-and-ccleaner-cloud-v1073191/

Regards,

Tom

Nope I didn't come across the news or did read about it anywhere , Haha reading both posts made me remove CCleaner , indeed it was a surprise that's why I was surprised about ESET detecting it as Suspicious Object, but it's a shock , a big AntiVirus company like Avast still cannot detect a malware in one of their programs. or even detect that there was something suspicious in the behavior of the software

2 millions infected machines is a huge number!

That's why I prefer Linux over Windows , atleast you don't need to defrag and clean Registry and all of that crazy things Windows will throw at you while you use it with the time.

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