What is the issue - G-Cleaner, a fake Windows PC cleaner tool also known as Garbage Cleaner, delivers the AZORult info-stealer malware onto victims’ computer.
What is G-Cleaner - Garbage Cleaner is promoted as a Windows cleaner utility that removes temporary files, broken shortcuts, and unnecessary Registry entries from Windows PC.
The big picture
A security researcher named ‘Benkow’ uncovered a website named gcleaner[.]info that was promoting the Windows cleaner tool G-Cleaner.
Another security researcher named JamesWT detected the fake PC Cleaner again and noted that the site is still up.
Worth noting - Attackers are now creating fake Windows utility and an accompanying website to deliver malware, instead of relying on traditional distribution methods such as phishing emails, exploit kits, and other malware downloaders.
The bottom line - In order to avoid falling prey to such malware attacks, users should monitor a site and look for reviews before downloading and installing a program. It is also suggested that you upload the program to a site like VirusTotal to ensure its authenticity.