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Offline JuninhoSlo

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Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« on: March 30, 2010, 02:21:09 AM »
Hi :)


I use this program a long time and I never had any problems with Unlocker,but today xxxx online scanner detected virus in exe file. I immediately sent a file to VT and get the results:

Virustotal: http://www.virustotal.com/sl/analisis/f5739dbba597af0aa7d3dcc521d8059c1ad4b1d8d5d8e60ee3204ff8feb781ed-1269907241

Camas.Comodo: http://camas.comodo.com/cgi-bin/submit?file=f5739dbba597af0aa7d3dcc521d8059c1ad4b1d8d5d8e60ee3204ff8feb781ed

Anyway I sent this file for analysis and get this reply:

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Dear Juninho Slo,
 
It's not a false positive, Unlocker is bundled with the ADON adware.

Regards

Should i send this to Avast lab?


Thx for your help and have a nice day. :)




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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 03:17:42 AM »
Unlocker is bundled with adware including the ebay shortcut (even though the installer does have the option for you deselect it).  I would prefer MBAM with it's built-in "File Assassin".

There's also other alternative tools that Wilders Security mentioned, Lock Hunter and File and Folder Unlocker.

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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 03:24:19 AM »
Shame on Unlocker...
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 10:19:48 AM »
Unlocker is bundled with adware including the ebay shortcut (even though the installer does have the option for you deselect it).  I would prefer MBAM with it's built-in "File Assassin".

There's also other alternative tools that Wilders Security mentioned, Lock Hunter and File and Folder Unlocker.

Should I send Unlocker.exe file to Avast lab?

Have a nice day. ;)

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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 10:33:22 AM »
maybe the virus programmer target the unlucker(unlucky software) ;D for the reason that this is the only software that can delete active element. if the unlocker is in thier control it is easy to corrupt the system of user. so much better to uninstall the unlocker for this time :D

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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 11:45:53 AM »
I would prefer MBAM with it's built-in "File Assassin".

is file assassin only bundled with mbam or can it b used on it's own?
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 12:23:37 PM »
Softpedia does list Unlocker as Ad-supported freeware. I suppose it could be considered a PUP then.

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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 12:24:59 PM »
I would prefer MBAM with it's built-in "File Assassin".

is file assassin only bundled with mbam or can it b used on it's own?

It's available separately, too.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin.php

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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 12:27:46 PM »
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2010, 02:59:37 PM »
I have been using Unlocker for some considerable time, so I guess my version is older and as such not ad supported, so I would say get an earlier version at say filehippo.com or oldversion.com, etc. I don't use it very often and certainly haven't seen any ads.
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2010, 04:53:02 PM »
but unlocker is better than file assassin and it is more flexible,the infected items according to microsoft is only the shortcut into ebay"inside the installer",non of the program main modules is infected
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010, 05:11:50 PM »
I have been using Unlocker for some considerable time, so I guess my version is older and as such not ad supported, so I would say get an earlier version at say filehippo.com or oldversion.com, etc. I don't use it very often and certainly haven't seen any ads.

good 4 u! :) still i wouldn't use a sw with the slightest tendency in that direction.
could never fully trust it. :(
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2010, 05:15:36 PM »
but unlocker is better than file assassin...

what could the one do better than the other...?
only thing i want from such a sw is unlocking, not more, not less.
do u have more infos, as why unlocker is better than fa.?!
thanx 4 posting. :)
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2010, 05:26:30 PM »
you may a user who love to post a lot of posts"you can merge your two replies in one post"
unlocker better and here you can see:"technical comparison"
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
down to the comparison chart ;)
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