Avast updating file
Piriform, makers of the popular file cleaner CCleaner, confirmed on Monday 18th, 2017 that hackers managed to attack the company's computer network successfully.
The hackers compromised two versions of the CCleaner in the attack which have been used by up to 3% of the company's user base.
The main system is not set up that way and I think it's very bad business.
If the updates only addressed security vulnerabilities that would be OK.
maybe even a class-action thing for a gazillion gazillion $$ package (I'll join )I have everything turned off here because I "always" make a profile backup B4 a Firefox/TB update and I don't trust that "Check for Updates"... I can't remember any other software company (that I use) that does that.
and then they call up their NY/LA lawyer and file a gazillion $$ complaint against Mozilla for these issues (anyone care to create a list ) ...
The download executable was signed with a valid Piriform signature.Security researchers of Cisco's Talos Group revealed details about the successful supply chain attack.Talos Group informed Avast, the parent company of Piriform, about the situation.The malicious payload creates the Registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Piriform\Agomo: and used it to store various information.
Piriform issued a statement on September 18th, 2017.
I can go to Mozilla and download the latest version any time I want, *when I want* not when firefox wants. But you know as well as I do that the developers can't resist adding a lot of other bells and whistles and often changing the default layout while they're at it. it does not say it will Check for updates and then if it finds any ... I use a number of free applications here such as Defraggler, Open Office, Malware Bytes, Super Antispyware, Avast, FDM etc, etc ...