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Trojan horse treat during free Ad-Aware download

by rbgoforit / January 7, 2010 2:52 AM PST

I have the Ad-Aware Free Anniversary Edition. As I was opening the software to look for an update, a pop-up appeared for a "Free update to Ad-Aware." After clicking to accept it and downloading it from the Cnet site I received notice of a "Trojan horse generic 2-c.HTI threat" from my AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. The downloading was stopped. I tried this again in a different browser and got the same threat message.

I then tried to run a Ad-Adware full scan and the process was stopped several times.

Links:

1)Pop-up after opening Ad-Aware Free Anniversary Edition. http://cnet.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/cnet.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php?p_sid=9SAG2pRj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD0xNjksMTY5JnBfcHJvZHM9JnBfY2F0cz0mcF9wdj0mcF9jdj0mcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1hbnN3ZXJzLnNlYXJjaF9mbmwmcF9wYWdlPTE*

2)Cnet download. http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Free-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5

3)Microsoft Windows XP, Media Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3

Please advise.

Thank you.

Robert

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