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Trojans from CNET

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by Mez, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. tracy1205

    tracy1205 Newbie

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    The program stating there is a virus in the download is called kingsoft antivirus ...its to late I used PC cleaner pro and it deleted important files. My computer will have to be wiped clean :(
     
  2. omendata

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    Downloaded the file and checked it with malwarebytes , spyware terminator, spybot and 7 separate antivirus programs and there is nothing found!

    You must have got the problem elsewhere!

    I have also installed it on a honeypot machine and it hasnt done anything (as yet)!
    Also monitoring its network comms (via a specialist firewall monitoring program) and no strange ports opened or activity present!

    Kingsoft is a chinese company - i would personally never download any Chinese related software you just dont know what they are up to!

    "At the end of the installation process, KingSoft prompts you to install the Softonic Toolbar. If you fail to uncheck the pre-checked box, Kingsoft will install Softonic into your browsers, and re-write your search engine and home page preferences. This is a minor annoyance, and is a common feature found in other free anti-virus installers."
     
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    And NEVER run a registry cleaner... You now know why. :(
     
  4. omendata

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    Spot on 2oldGeek they cause more problems than they solve.

    If you are going to run one then Microsofts regclean is about the only one that doesnt feck things up.

    You ideally need one that backs up the changes before it makes them so you can restore them if something goes wrong.

    Even the Venerable Ccleaner has been known to trash a pc's registry.
     
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    If you play around in the registry, like I do:)
    You need -> THIS!
     
  6. FredBun

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    You guys are absolutely right, never touch the registry unless your a major PC geek, even though I use ccleaner I never let it touch my registry, that's checked off, and thanks 2old you have come up with some nice free software idea's.
     
  7. 2oldGeek

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    Thanks for the flowers, Fred, did adwcleaner work when you turned off Norton?

    After programming, building and geeking computers for almost 50 yrs. Even a blind Hog can root up an acorn occasionally :) LOL

    2oG
     
  8. aldan

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    or a truffle.
     
  9. 2oldGeek

    2oldGeek Active member

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    No truffles where I am. Mostly mesquite beans :)
     
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    LOL, Good thread, nothing beats people with a sense of humor, and yes it did help 2old thanks again.
     
  11. 2oldGeek

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    Thought I would through this in.
    When I said I've been geeking almost 50 years, this is a picture of one of the first computers I worked on in 1965.

    --> HERE!

    Those were the days.... yeah, right.
     
  12. omendata

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    I occasionaly dig up the odd Haggis but they are damned hard to catch especially when the heather and thistles are in full bloom - nasty when yer wearin a kilt and yer danglers are close to the ground - even worse when the Haggii are older and sprout their wings!
    >;o)

    Haha old yin I bet you remember the RML 380Z.
    Zilog and Mos Tech 6500 them were the days of REAL programmers.

    I still have a collection of old computers in my flat and I still program machine code!
    Sad very sad!

    Just as an addendum I do like Iolo.com System Mechanic its a damn fine piece of software even though I am still running v3.5f 01/01/2000.
     
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  13. 2oldGeek

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    Beam me up, scotty.. I'm in a world of s--T!
     
  14. omendata

    omendata Regular member

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    Did you mean STA #&70,X?
    >)
    Sorry but i only speak English , gibberish and MC.
     
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    Very sad, get a girlfriend..
     
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    should be able to handle two being that much of a computer guru.lol.
     
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    I look at being born without thumbs as the secret to my computer success. While the other kids could only count to ten on their fingers I could use Hexadecimal and count to 255 or FF in hex. LMAO
     
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    Contrary to popular misconception of the computer geek I am incredibly handsome , suave , witty and sophisticated with a tanned and muscular manly physique and incredibly large dangler!
    >;o)

    I do indeed have a very attractive Blonde Slovakian girlfriend (she has 3 laptops, tablet , smartphone and 2 desktops) and is also into computers so its a win win situation!

    Sorry to disappoint!
     
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    i said guru dammit.lol.something about juggling?
     
  20. 2oldGeek

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    HOT DAM! I think I have met my match... [​IMG]
     

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