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Infected?
« on: June 08, 2004, 02:59:10 AM »
Ok My little girl uses Limewire 3.6.15. And she has Avast HE on her computer but never ran a scan or updated the program (Database was uptodate thanks to auto update but she still had 4.0.xxx!!) so I updated to the current version and ran a quick scan avast found a virus

Win32.Trojen.Gen{VC}

Path

C:\Program Files\LimeShop\LimeShop1.exe

Trend's Housecall does NOT report this as infected neither does the Command on Demand Scanner.  But to be sure I put it in the chest.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2004, 09:49:41 AM »
The file is the adware Topmoxie. It displays advertising in popup windows. This program have to be installed manually and it can be uninstalled standard way Add/Remove programs.
I don't think it's precisely false alarm, but detection of this program is really questionable. We probably will stop detection of it.

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2004, 10:17:53 AM »
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The file is the adware Topmoxie. It displays advertising in popup windows.
Ill get rid of it then. Thanks for clairfication on this :)
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004, 01:16:08 PM »
Yup,avast! has extended detection into spyware too :)
First such file detected by avast! was gmt.exe in Overnet package (not in 0.53)
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2004, 01:50:36 AM »
I don't think avast should get rid of any adware detection.
For me, I want all the protection I can get ;)
(caught one last night-thank you avast!)
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2004, 11:53:14 AM »
Pretty cool eh? I hardly ever use Ad-aware 6. Avast! rocks hehe ;D
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2004, 03:36:43 AM »
Yea Rejzor I was surprised that avast found the adware too!
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2004, 04:45:47 AM »
but detection of this program is really questionable. We probably will stop detection of it.

I don't think there is anything questionable about this POS. Its doing something against user will and should be detected.

Many spyware removal tools and AVs detect it.


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