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Virus Caught from Cnet Download

by terrylancaster / June 5, 2008 3:34 PM PDT

Hi, Five days ago I downloaded ADNUK45 from CNET. My AvastFree antivirus program warned me that it had detected a virus and had disconnected me from the web page. I thought that it must be a false positive as I have used Cnet for several years. I disabled my antivirus and down loaded the file and immediately afterwards whenever I launch I.E. or click on a link I get a message saying that "Some files have been Corrupted, the program will not function probaly excpt you re-install it". The typo's in the message are not mine. When I click ok the program opens normally. Mozilla Firefox is unaffected. I have installed and scanned with AVGFree but cannot remove the virus. Regards, Terry

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RE: The typo's in the message are not mine
by JP Bill / June 6, 2008 12:44 AM PDT

Is ADNUK45 spelled correctly?

No hits with google on ADNUK45.

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by terrylancaster / June 6, 2008 4:27 AM PDT

You are right. It's ADNUKE45. Thanks for your effort. Terry

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(NT) what were you trying to download?
by ramarc / June 6, 2008 1:43 AM PDT
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2008 2:05 AM PDT
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Virus Caught from Cnet Download
by terrylancaster / June 6, 2008 4:58 AM PDT

OK Everyone. Thanks for your Help. Problem Solved. I am afraid that I did not realise I had installed a Toolbar. I thought that I had down loaded a virus and didn't think to look further than trying a virus scan. Any way to save my blushes and delete this thread? Regards, Terry

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No trace at
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 6, 2008 5:04 AM PDT

I couldn't find any trace of ADNUKE45 at

Can you find it yourself again and post the link here?

I do see a file at;
for Ad Nuker Popup Blocker & Spam Filter 4.5, but this was listed in 2003, and all the reviews I read told it was not to be trusted.

If this is what you downloaded and installed then I wonder why you ignored those comments. I also wonder why you ignored your anti-virus when it tried to prevent you from installing it. That is what the anti-virus is for.

Look up BHO in Google, (Browser Helper Objects), and find a utility for removing all the BHO's from your Internet Explorer.


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