Okay, I wanted to contact Piriform directly to address this issue but they seem to not
want to be contacted unless it be their sales team you are contacting, which I am not going to call to get transferred to somebody who can help MAYBE, because I just don't give that much of a F!#@. However, I have decided to go out of my way tonight to create an account for this forum and waste time valuable I could spend wasting some other way like playing video games or crying in the fetal position because I want to see if I am right or just an idiot n00b, also I don't want to see people screw up their computers trying to get software to fix them.
Please somebody who is checking my work follow the following directions to see if
people are using the links on this [/size]"[/size]Official Ccleaner/Piriform Website" [/size]to get duped into installing a bunch of [/size]harmful crap or malware.[/size]
Ok go to the Ccleaner homepage, which I BELIEVE, but am not %100 sure is here: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
Now click on the link that is green and has the word"Download" printed across it with an arrow pointing down. Which will take you here https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Now at this point you can either download the setup file on this page (which should work no problem) or you can choose to download the file through 1 of 3 hosting sites, we will be examining file hippo, please click the file hipp link which will take you here http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner
Now when you arrive here this is where thing are weird, you can click the green link on the right side of the screen and it will download properly (there is a screenshot in .png format attached to this of this screen). However this is what happened when I was putting this software on a friends computer, if you click the green link on the LEFT side of the page it should take you here: http://rubbishsoftwarelink.com/freedownloadmanager?creative_id=b&subid=software&subid2=filehippo.com&source=google_browsersafeguard-display-us-soft32-728x90-25848088132&adprovider=google_softpioneer.com&gclid=CKzchrju874CFdNzMgoddUsAfg
At this point it doesn't matter what you do, the file that you will download is no longer the ccsetup414.exe file it is now A A file called setup.exe Do not download and install this file unless you are an idiot, in which case go ahead, or better yet, take your laptop and throw it against the wall.
Now I was able to catch this but somebody else might not, my question is why would piriform link to a site that has malicious software masquerading about as their very own installer, as you install this the top left corner of the window says "ccleaner installer" as goes installing some stuff that is going to BANG YOUR HARD DRIVE UP.
Obviously they don't know and I can't find a way to get into contact with anybody that might give a care, so please people check and make sure all this info is correct and see if you can't help me send this s**t through the proper channels, thanks!