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Need Help with Trojan/Sptware etc,

by panic / March 13, 2007 11:19 PM PDT

Why original post is here!

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=237929&messageID=2427734

Ever since i D/L a free virus scan program called Winantivirus2006
I have had nothing but trouble from Pop-ups from this place plus a few others Done a AVG Virus and AVG Spyware scan in normal and Safe mode scans. Remove a lot of threads, but still they return. Plus i also get a trojan pop-up called Generic.L once or twice a day. Must be someway of removing this lot.
Plus i noticed a few files are missing when i ran hi-jackthis. The files missing are in the link about. Any ideas on how too fix this lot would be very much appreciated!

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You have to be very careful using HJT I would
by roddy32 / March 14, 2007 1:09 AM PDT
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Was that WinAntiVirus 2006. If so its certainly a Rogue.
by IHateMalware / March 16, 2007 6:20 PM PDT

Hey Panic.

Ever since i D/L a free virus scan program called Winantivirus2006.

BEWARE ITS A ROGUE PROGRAM, Its a BADWARE ( talking about free version )

Here are some intrestig proofs. Happy

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Proof # 1)

http://www.spywaresignatures.com/details.php?spyware=winantiviruspro2006

Visit this page for complete detail. Descriptions below

It is a software that purports to scan and detect malware or other problems on the computer, but which attempts to dupe or badger users into purchasing the program by presenting the user with intrusive, deceptive warnings and/or false, misleading scan results. It includes Elevated threats that are typically installed without adequate notice and consent, and may make unwanted changes to our system, such as reconfiguring our browser?s homepage and search settings. These threats may install advertising-related add-ons, including toolbars and search bars, or insert advertising-related components into the Winsock Layered Service Provider chain. These new add-ons and components may block or redirect our preferred network connections, and can negatively impact our computer?s performance and stability. Elevated threats may also collect, transmit, and share potentially sensitive data without adequate notice and consen.

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Proof # 2

Stopbadware! Working with/for google

http://www.stopbadware.org/reports/reportdisplay?reportname=winantivirus

We find that WinAntiVirus 2006 (Unregistered Version) is badware because it makes exaggerated claims of system vulnerability in order to encourage the user to purchase the full version. In essence, WinAntiVirus 2006 (Unregistered Version) belongs to that subset of badware that is often termed "nagware" or "extortionware" -- that is, software that exists solely to encourage (generally through deceptive or annoying means) users to upgrade to a full version of the product. In addition, WinAntiVirus 2006 (Unregistered Version) automatically disables Windows Firewall without notifying to the user. It also fails to disclose to the user that the program will run automatically at start-up, continuously run a process in the background, or download updates without user consent.

It also would have done all the below mentioned stuff to your PC

Disables Windows Firewall (Modifies other software without disclosure)
Makes exaggerated claims of system vulnerability (Deceptive functionality)
Downloads automatic updates without user's consent (Deceptive installation)
Continuously runs a process in the background (Interferes with computer use without disclosure)
Automatically runs on startup (Interferes with computer use without disclosure)

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Some more

http://www.spywareguide.com/product_show.php?id=2731
http://www.pctools.com/mrc/infections/id/WinAntiVirus/


I suggest you to get rid of this ASAP.

Reply back if you are having troubles or need more information.

Cheers
Mike

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