Freeship CNET virus

Discussion in 'Software' started by GTO, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. GTO
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    GTO Senior Member

    I downloaded a Freeship installer from CNET today and as soon as I executed Freeship, Microsoft Security Essentials popped up a virus cleaned warning. It was a trojan of some kind.

    It also installed some malware/search engine redirects that messed up Chrome and Firefox, which MSE did not fix. The virus also started attacking SPYBOT teatimer, causing errors to popup.

    Fortunately, Windows had done a small critical update patch on boot-up, so I was able to do a restore and get rid of the contaminated files.

    Just thought I would let people know. It aint safe out there.
     
  2. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    Go to SourceForge to get it.
     
  3. GTO
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    GTO Senior Member

    Thanks.

    I normally check source forge first but for some reason went to CNET.
    I believe the viruses have been eliminated but plan to do another check or two tonight to make sure a rootkit wasn't installed. And change email passwords, the only ones I allow to be saved.

    CNET use to be a decent site but it appears to have failed to maintain its standards.
     
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