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GOM Player program came with TROJANS:

by wale30poO / August 1, 2010 11:19 AM PDT

I have downloaded a "GOM player" and two Trojans came hidden in the GOM program file: Partial "Ad-Aware Scan-Log", follows:

"Logfile created: 31-Jul-10 18:00:02
Ad-Aware version: 8.3.0
Extended engine: 3
Extended engine version: 3.1.2770
User performing scan: SYSTEMRemoved items:
Description: c:\program files\gretech\gomplayer\gomwiz.exe Family Name: Win32.Worm.Viking/C Engine: 1 Clean status: Success Item ID: 0 Family ID: 0 MD5: 016de0faab44ce1bf646003213a88155
Description: c:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\programs\gom player\gom wizard.lnk Family Name: Win32.Worm.Viking Engine: 1 Clean status: Success Item ID: 0 Family ID: 1075 MD5: 12dbdb7c1a8b45737ca1175ec4844760
Scan and cleaning complete: Finished correctly after 9296 seconds"

The player was a direct download from the GOM Player web site; Microsoft, Security Essentials, found another two Trojans, but missed those 'provided' by GOM Player.

Someone at CNet should go to the web-sites themselves and check the software

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Did You Download It From CNET?
by Carol~ Moderator / August 2, 2010 1:12 AM PDT


You stated it was "a direct download from the GOM Player website". GomLab offers two download sites. One being CNET and the other brothersoft. Did you download it from CNET?

I did. And I scanned it with three different scanners. All the files were reported as clean. Try downloading it from CNET here. At one time, the GOM Player came bundled with the ASK Toolbar. Whether it still does, I don't know. I also don't think it's relevant to what AAW reported.

I would suggest downloading it from the above CNET link. If AAW continues to detect it as a Trojan, I would then upload the "gomwiz.exe" to VirusTotal. If VirusTotal reports it clean, I would then report it to Lavasoft. It could be a false reading on AAW's part.

Let us know how you make out..

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by barrydickenson / October 13, 2010 8:22 AM PDT

I have always download from download.com and never thought for a second that there software would not be checked especially from a reputable website such a cnet because that wasnt the only software i have downloaded that gave me a worm/trojan but this one on gom really screwed me over and now i have to pay another 50 canadian dollars to format i also had your avg2011 fully installed with no problems but now i am having doubts about that from your site it did detect then sent to quarantine and i deleted them from there after my computer started messing up thinking that would work but no. now it boots up i cant use the internet when i boot windows i have to stop a bunch of processes do another thing to the tiles and then i get my desktop items ....but i cant do a system restore i cant use avg properly and good luck opening my internet connections...unbeleivable i have always recommended my family friends and others to get their software from your site and im sure everyone will soon catch on as well. that is if you are not already in on it!

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Did You Read The Post Above Yours?
by Carol~ Moderator / October 14, 2010 12:13 AM PDT


I'm so very sorry to hear about all the problems you're experiencing. However, I don't think they came about, as a result of the GOM Media Player download from CNET.

Did you read the post above yours? If not, please read the post. It's difficult to believe the GOM Media Player, caused such problems. Especially, since I tested it, in order to respond to the original poster. There are pages full of positive [urll=http://download.cnet.com/GOM-Media-Player/3000-13632_4-10551786.html]reviews. I haven't read every single review, but I did read many of them. If the download was problematic, I would have expected to find some, which made similar claims.

You wrote, 'i also had your avg2011 fully installed with no problems but now i am having doubts about that from your site it did detect then sent to quarantine and i deleted them from there after my computer started messing up thinking that would work but no.'
What was the "them" you deleted??

I'm unclear, as to what the above means. We would be more then eager to assist you, but first need as many details, as you're able to provide. For example, in addition to what you deleted, it would help to know the name of the trojan and where it was originally located. And most importantly, information about your operating system.


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