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01-14-2003, 05:55 PM
I don't know if anyone has heard of this program. I received a spam e-mail with a link to the site, and being inquisitive, I followed the link. (Yes I know!!) First thing that happens is an attempt to download and run a "loader" program! looks to me as if the program itself is actually spyware. No, nothing has been installed or downloaded, I left quickly at that point!
Anyone any experience of it?
01-14-2003, 06:52 PM
license agreement. Here's a snippet of it: (quote)The program(s) may include added software and technology which allows "Trek Blue" to provide advertising content or so-called "value-added" applications which compliment or enhance the "Trek Blue" application(s). (end quote). Looks like spyware to me :eek:
It *may* be an ok scanner, but their marketing tactics do leave a lot to be desired.
According to one of the developers, these tactics were supposed to have stopped by now. Especially the auto download.
David, please PM me on this.
01-19-2003, 12:33 AM
I, too, have fallen for a similar virus.
I received an email from my former boss at my work email. It said that
"my boss" had sent me a greeting. I was a little surprised, because we weren't close, but clicked on the link ... it was "Friend Greeting" My office is networked and wouldn't allow me to down the message, so like a dumb S_ _ t, I actually sent it to my home email.
That night I opened the email and from then on had problems with both Explorer and IE. When I ran Dr. Watson (yes, Microsoft's Dr. Watson) it advised me to delete or unable something (I can't remember the line) and I did so and that worked.
I consider myself somewhat computer smart, but was obviously taken by this 'greeting' ... and then had problems with this email worm.
01-19-2003, 02:28 AM
I know you ran Spybot recently from another thread, but you might want to run an online virus scan too to make sure you got all of the garbage out.
01-20-2003, 11:02 AM
Thanks for the advice ... I downloaded Spybot and ran locally. I do the virus scan too. Thanks!
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