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I don't know why you are taking offense, I am only passing along a warning, and for your information, I am not at much risk. Linux has very good security, I have added security software installed and I am aware of where the dangers are most prevalent on the internet.
When I first began using the internet, I ran Windows, I ran NO anti-virus, NO anti-malware, NO anti-spyware and I typically only had an issue with any of those when I deliberately contracted one in order to find it, study it and be able to instruct others how to rid themselves of it.
Since that point, things have changed, dangers increased, difficulty in finding, disabling and eliminating these forms of malware has gotten more difficult, I started resorting to protections to protect myself, I still rely on these protections though I need them far less running Linux. In fact, I typically use my Linux machines to "venture" into the danger zones on the internet to retrieve that which resides at places that others running windows should not "venture".
While it is possible for one to find a chink in the armor of ANY OS, rarely do any try with Linux, partially due to Linux's security, partially due to the fact that Windows being used by the majority, they can inflict much more harm with much less effort. Why target such a secure OS with limited users when there is a much easier target with far more users.
I meant no offense in offering the warning, I only wanted to make people aware of what I had found, If you took offense, I apologize, but it is only your safety and the safety of others I was concerned over.
Edit: Here is proof straight from Avast of what I said, https://blog.avast.com/update-to-the-ccleaner-5.33.6162-security-incident
. If you do not wish to believe me, fine, I would suggest believing them though.
Edit #2: This also https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/avast-clarifies-details-surrounding-ccleaner-malware-incident/
, this is where I found the above link. It also gives further information regarding fixing the issue.