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#1 kreater1990



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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:20 PM

Hi very well run website here but unfortunately i followed a link to download a program called "Floppy-E Removal Tool.exe" and i acquired a trojan virus
the link was given by: miekiemoes on Jul 24 2006 and im just glad that my Avast anti-virus was working and updated i was a little disapointed with this as it was my first time looking through this website/forum and i follow a link and get a trojan not sure what else to write just thought i would let you know

here is the link http://forums.spywar...mp;#entry449026

Edited by kreater1990, 19 February 2008 - 03:33 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:28 PM

I downloaded Floppy-E Removal Tool.exe just now and submitted it to Kaspersky ( http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus) on the off chance that it had been corrupted. Kaspersky reports:

Kaspersky Anti-Virus has not detected any viruses at this time in the file you submitted.

You must have gotten the virus from somewhere else.
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#3 Budfred


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:10 PM

Trust me, atribune would be extremely offended to be accused of installing trojans on user's computers... atribune has contributed and maintained some of the most useful free tools that we use to fight malware...

Please note: a lot of the tools we might use can be assessed improperly by other security programs and produce False Positives... You may have fixed something that did not need to be fixed...

Helpful link: SpywareBlaster...

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Please read the Instructions for posting requested logs and the article "So how did I get infected in the first place?"

#4 miekiemoes


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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:36 AM

Please send the Floppy-E Removal Tool.exe to Avast, so they can fix the false positive. It's the way how the tool is packed that they are flagging - The same way as they used to flag HijackThis.exe as well in the past.

Not sure either why you need the Floppy-E Removal Tool.exe, since this infection is already dead for 2 years (unless you decided to clean your computer after 2 years)
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