Need Help - CCleaner has Spyware????

By goldengoosecollectibles ·
I just installed the most recent version of CCleaner (formerly Computer Crap), which I've found very helpful in the past. I'm running Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007. Not long after installing CC I got a popup from Trend Micro listing a suspicious change to my computer's memory, saying that the file - ccsetup 141[1].exe - contained spyware! I'm ignoring it, since it said it was a low-risk change, but wonder how spyware could be considered low risk and if I should be uninstalling CCleaner. I'm no techie and definitely on shaky ground with this sort of thing.

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I'm running CCleaner 141 without any warnings...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Need Help - CCleaner has ...

Depending on where you downloaded it from, the installer should be 2,720,456 bytes.

Trend may be returning a 'false positive' because my system has not given any alerts for this product.

I run AVG Antivirus and Zone Alarm and AVG Antispyware. Spyware Doctor has not reported anything either.

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I have CCleaner on my PC and have not had any hits

by DFO_REXX In reply to I'm running CCleaner 141 ...

on my antivirus software. Neither Norton nor SpySweeper AV flag it.

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Trojan-Dropper.Agent Alert When Opening Containing Folder

by runprn In reply to Need Help - CCleaner has ...

Spyware Doctor throws this error when I attempt to open acontaining folder from cccleaner. Replication steps and error message follow.

1. Analyze
2. From the 'Analysis Complete' pane, right-click on Remote Desktop > View detailed results (I am looking for the containing folder so that I can add Remote Desktop to the excluded folder list)
3. From the resulting 'Description' pane, right-click and then select 'Open containing folder' from pop-up menu

Spyware then throws this alert:

8/21/2009 9:54:50 AM:570 IntelliGuard: System Event Blocked
Threat Name - Trojan-Dropper.Agent
Details - Spyware Doctor has blocked an application attempting to access a file.
Risk Level - High
Infection - C:\Windows\System32\explorer.exe

Running Spyware Doctor and Symantec Anti-virus scans don't flag this apparent trojan. I then scanned with Ad-Aware, and still no trojan found. Any idea what may be going on?

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