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Thread: Trojan attacks Microsoft Anti spyware

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    tesco's Avatar FST Programmer
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    why always microsoft products.

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    i dont really see the big deal its just a trojan that runs a .bat file which deleted everything in the spyware remover directory. if you installed it to another directory name it will not work.

    you also have to be administrator to actually run it. viruses and trojans have been doing the same for antivirus products for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4play
    i dont really see the big deal its just a trojan that runs a .bat file which deleted everything in the spyware remover directory. if you installed it to another directory name it will not work.

    you also have to be administrator to actually run it. viruses and trojans have been doing the same for antivirus products for years.
    The Trojan also steals passwords and online-banking details from Windows users.
    That's a bit more than just deleting contents of a folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    why always microsoft products.
    Because they have such enormous security holes. If the hole wasn't there, they couldn't exploit it.
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    Fast indeed.

    You'd think ms would have learned something about security by now, but this is just pitiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    why always microsoft products.
    Because a lot of people are tired of being ripped off.

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    I think ,thats why I hung on to my copy and crack of Giant . Microsoft will have a fixed soon I guess. But does remind one of the little dutch boy with his finger in the dyke .

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    I think ,thats why I hung on to my copy and crack of Giant . Microsoft will have a fixed soon I guess. But does remind one of the little dutch boy with his finger in the dyke .
    Hmmm.... I'm wondering if the Giant version is vulnerable too, seeing as the M$ version is based on that...

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    Peat moss it'd be the same for Giant I'd think. They're virtually the same apps. Just a couple differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Because a lot of people are tired of being ripped off.
    That comment is well beneath you VB. It's not the reason they do this and you ought to know that.
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