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Re: SpyShredder and XPupdate infection

Unread postby Katana » February 27th, 2008, 9:15 pm

We have fallen behind badly on the P2P reviews, and are in the process of retesting them at the moment.

There has been evidence to suggest that there is a seemingly infected copy of limewire about at the moment.
I have personally helped 3 people that installed limewire only to have problems immediately.
After install, it could not be stopped from autostart and it would not uninstall.
There was other malware present, but whether that was already there or not I don't know.

Having said that, it is somewhat irrelevant which P2P client is used.
You have no way of telling if the file you are downloading is infected or not.
Even what looks like an MP3 file could in fact contain a virus.

Unless you are extremely careful, and scan each and every file downloaded at an online scanner such as Jotti or Virus total
then you are at risk of being infected.
Even then you can get caught out, if it is a new variant.

So the basic advice is, unless you are prepared to take the risk, don't use P2P.
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Re: SpyShredder and XPupdate infection

Unread postby Malware Victim » February 28th, 2008, 5:18 pm

Ok, good to know! We will steer clear of P2P.

Thank you again for your help!!!

And hopefully we won't be talking again. ; )
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Re: SpyShredder and XPupdate infection

Unread postby Elrond » March 2nd, 2008, 7:08 am

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