Avast is ruining CCleaner — malware, bundled software, popup ads… what’s next?

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Security software firm Avast acquired Piriform — the maker of several popular system utilities, including CCleaner — last year. Things didn’t go too well from the off however, as shortly afterwards, it was revealed that CCleaner had been hacked and a dangerously modified version had been available to download for a number of weeks. Avast was quick to point out Piriform’s IT systems were breached before it acquired the company, but it was still in charge when the infected build was released. That sort of thing is very unfortunate — and even more embarrassing given the business Avast is in…

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