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#1 cpalma

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 01:00 PM

My son keeps downloading the program "Alcohol 120%". He says he runs it just fine on his computer, but when he puts it on mine, I get innundated by popups/spyware. Is it spyware/malware?

#2 Turnip

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 01:23 PM

Hi cpalma,

I did some searching, and it doesn't appear that that program contains any spyware. Does he have any spyware protection that you don't have?

You should probably make a HJT log and get it looked over in the malware removal forum, and then when you know it's clean, try installing the program again to see what happens.

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#3 cpalma

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 01:52 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I have done a HJT log and posted it here.

It's not that I don't believe him, but everytime he installs it on my computer I get innundated with popups and malware!

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 04:07 PM

It's definitely not spyware. I have had it on my computer and used it for years, no popups or spyware at all.

It's a program that lets you create virtual drives and burn CD images.

My bet's on your son is downloading some games/movies. :) Pirates are usually the ones with most need for Alcohol 120%. :-D

Don't ask me how I know that though... :whistle:

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:40 AM

Yeah, it wouldn't really make sense if it contains spyware, as the free one is just a shareware version of a full program.

#6 nl255

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 02:05 PM

If he is installing a warez version or a crack for the shareware version, that could cause spyware to be installed along with the crack or warez copy. I know the shareware version from www.alcohol-soft.com (the official site) contains no spyware, though it will automatically check for new versions every so often unless that feature is disabled.




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