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avast! detected as spyware by third party
« on: May 20, 2004, 04:08:52 AM »
This is the scan result of Spy Cleaner and shown avast file (Lang.dll) infected with Attune. It's a pity... Can anybody of Alwil contact them and solve this?

Category          : Adware
Name              : Attune
Website           : http://www.aveo.com
Add/Remove Support: Yes. Please try to uninstall the software from Windows Add/Remove utility.
Uninstall URL     :
Description       : Attune has been acquired by Alset Inc.It opens advertisements on your computer.

Version           : 8.0.5
Database Version  : 2.803
Date              : 19/5/2004 19:21:26

Component: Lop.com

Files:
C:\...\Avast\Portuguese\Lang.dll
Size       : 2480,0 KB
Created On : 04/27/2004
Description: avast! Main Portuguese Module
Version    : 4, 1, 389, 0
****************** Name ******************"
Product    : avast! Antivirus
Company    : ALWIL Software
Internal   : Lang
Original   : Lang.dll
******************************************"
Copyright  : Copyright (c) 2003 ALWIL Software
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C:\Arquivos de programas\Avast\English\Lang.dll
Size       : 2452,0 KB
Created On : 04/22/2004
Description: avast! Main English Module
Version    : 4, 1, 389, 0
****************** Name ******************"
Product    : avast! Antivirus
Company    : ALWIL Software
Internal   : Lang
Original   : Lang.dll
******************************************"
Copyright  : Copyright (c) 2003 ALWIL Software
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2004, 05:00:02 PM »
Hmmm. Contact the developer of the software and have tham look into this. ALWIL team what do you think of this?
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2004, 05:52:28 PM »
I'll try this Spy Cleaner and report back.
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2004, 05:57:43 PM »
Ok,on my PC this program falls into infinite loop of error messages.
It was terminated and uninstalled asap.
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2004, 02:30:16 PM »
Hmmm. Contact the developer of the software and have tham look into this. ALWIL team what do you think of this?

I won't lose this time now... avast is not a spyware and the application is freezing to RejZor  :(
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2004, 02:34:35 PM »
Well it doesn't freeze in the right meaning of the word. It just displays one error message and when i click Ok it shows another one and another one and this probably never ends...
I than terminated its process and uninstalled it since i don't need such program that displays bilions of error messages.
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2004, 02:37:57 PM »
Ok, but like I said... this spy fighter is buggy and do not work for me. I post just to inform the others. Thanks RejZor
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2004, 08:15:57 PM »
Maybe a sticky "stay-away-from" topic, in whatever forum would be most appropriate, would be a useful addition here?  This sounds like an obvious candidate for mentioning there, and I'm sure there are lots of others.
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2004, 08:21:21 PM »
Maybe a sticky "stay-away-from" topic, in whatever forum would be most appropriate, would be a useful addition here?  This sounds like an obvious candidate for mentioning there, and I'm sure there are lots of others.

Nice suggestion indeed  ;)
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2004, 05:08:16 AM »
I use a program called ewido security suite.I also use adaware,spybot,spywareblaster.My pc is clean mostly..
Spycleaner found a spy on my ewido  lang.dll?
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2004, 08:10:02 AM »
Hehe lang.dll is the language resource library. It contains no executable code whatsoever... That means your spyware tools must be dumb enough to look for English strings instead of actual code analysis... ;)
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2004, 09:40:26 AM »
Well, I would like to know what English text in the avast! language library can be so offensive that the SpyCleaner decides it's a spyware  ;D
(Another thing that surprises me that it checks the strings in Unicode.)

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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2004, 09:47:18 PM »
As you can see in technical's first post, it also in the Portugese language file. Wondering what word is the same in bot languages  ;D

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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2004, 09:57:16 PM »
Well i assume word "avast!" is the same in all languages don't you think?
Could be in this case...
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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2004, 12:11:07 AM »
Maybe a sticky "stay-away-from" topic, in whatever forum would be most appropriate, would be a useful addition here?  This sounds like an obvious candidate for mentioning there, and I'm sure there are lots of others.
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