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Spoofed at ZDNet?

by joegum / July 5, 2005 9:29 PM PDT

Yesterday, I went to ZDNet toi check out the various downloads. When I went to download, a window opened thst stated that I needed to register with ZDNet in order to download. Later that night, I found that I had a trojan: Trojan horse Proxy.HK listed as process mcm3.exe.

Was I spoofed?
Did I give info aboput myself that I shouldn't have?
I registered my email address this AM to enter this forum. Would I need to re-register in order to access a forum in CNET?

Tha k you.

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Hi joegum
by roddy32 / July 5, 2005 9:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Spoofed at ZDNet?

I doubt if you were spoofed. I also belong to ZDNET but I don't remember if you have to register to download but you probably do. I also have no idea why you would have gotten a trojan downloading something from them but here is a link where you can contact download support for ZDNET.

If you get no help there, I will forward this thread to admin at CNET and see if Lee can help you. As far as registration at either CNET forums or ZDNET, to the best of my knowledge, one has nothing to do with the other registrationwise but I could be wrong on that. I had to register at BOTH places myself but it was so long ago that I don't remember the details.

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Thank you
by joegum / July 6, 2005 11:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Hi joegum

You're probably right. I usually use Xandros as my OS. I used Windows for only two days on line, and I got a trojan. Btw, The trojan was Proxy.HK. AVG id'ed the file as mcm3.exe. I tried AVG, AVG after booting in SAFE MODE as ADMIN, AdAware, MS's AntiSpyware Tool, etc. I finally got rid of it (I think) by using WinPatrol and the AVG. (In case anyone else gets this.) My sign up probably was legit.

Thanks, -Joe

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome Joe.,
by roddy32 / July 6, 2005 11:40 PM PDT
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