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RazeSpyware -- can you believe the nerve

by Dr Faldown Strangely / November 19, 2005 3:02 AM PST

This program entered my computer across the Trendmicro Firewall with realtime scan on while no one was operating it. Machine had been idling for seven hours or so. Tracking this event, RazeSpyware.PKG (~3.1MB) arrived unprompted at 1.20AM and installed a 10MB program at 1.21am. Freshly updated Adaware SE does not see it as a trojan or even alien.

I halted all internet traffic. when I go to uninstall this intruder, it tries to contact the RazeSpyware.net website, but can't get out. But it does not uninstall.

What am I dealing with here? What should be my next move?

Thanks
Faldown

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Rogue product
by Donna Buenaventura / November 19, 2005 3:40 AM PST

You are dealing with one of the known rogue antispyware products - See the lists in http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm and you'll see RazeSpyware.

Removing this requires some tools if its uninstaller will not remove it. Have a look at this discussion:
http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/remark,14555312 where another user got that RazeSpyware.

I suggest that you post your HijackThis log in forums that allows it.
Follow the instruction in this post on where to post HijackThis and where to get it.

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Yes I see -- that matches what happened --Thanks
by Dr Faldown Strangely / November 19, 2005 4:34 AM PST
In reply to: Rogue product

Your information was really on the mark. I googled onto that post on the "other forum"; it's the same broadband forum, and there is an entire set of recommended tools etc. to apply before creating and posting the HJT log.

I found the tools at www.dslreports.com/faq/security -- especially: "I THINK MY COMPUTER IS INFECTED OR HIJACKED.etc..." -- for the benefit any other victims.

(I joined CastleCops anyway.)

Cheers
Faldown

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RazeSpyware
by Dr Faldown Strangely / November 20, 2005 9:55 PM PST
In reply to: Rogue product

This was harder to get rid of than I thought.

The critical elements were missed by trend and adaware.
I had to go on to EWIDO suite and TrojanHunter.

Ewido found 3 dialers missed by the others. It has a false positive or two but no harm done.

Anyway I can recommend the full procedure posted in BroadbandReports.com (www.dslreports.com)FAQ #8428. I did not have to post a HJT log becuase it got fixed before that stage.

Faldown

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Thanks for posting back and glad you
by roddy32 / November 20, 2005 10:00 PM PST
In reply to: RazeSpyware

got rid of it. BTW, ewido remains free after the 14 day trial, you just lose the process guard and the auto updating but you can still update manually. As you already know, it catches some things that others miss. It's a good tool to hang on to.

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