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Beta1
24-03-2004, 15:52:06
have been busily disinfecting my machine from an attack of adware - a new version of c2.lop that had got past spybot.

While I was at it I found a process running called ante wait amen.exe

Cant find out what it is - doesnt seem to stop anything happening when killed so it has been and it originating exe binned.


Not a virus or adserver I can identify, but equally not part of windows or any of my software as far as I can figure.

Of course I might have just removed part of adaware or spybotS&D!

Anyone know what the hell it was?

Gary
24-03-2004, 16:04:17
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.commentcamarche.net/forum/affich-614355-virus-ou-pas-virus&prev=/search%3Fq%3Damen.exe%26num%3D100%26hl%3Den%26lr%3 D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26newwindow%3D1%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

Apparently it infects the machines of those that download hard core porn :D

Beta1
25-03-2004, 10:14:11
lol not quite the same file gary!

although the bit


and does not forget to pass a blow of spybot, because AD-aware it has beautiful pretty being, it always does not find all...


Is very poetic.

Gary
25-03-2004, 11:07:58
Speaking of spy-ware and stuff. I have both spybot and ad aware, and run them on occasion. ZoneLabs brought up a window ad for their spyware removal, on my PC recently, and offered a free scan (not removal) of my PC from the net. Gave it a try and it found stuff the other 2 had left behind !

Mmmm to pay for something that appears better, or stick with the free ones ....

I think I may put up with the ones the other 2 miss for now.

Darkstar
25-03-2004, 18:42:38
Well, if the free ones miss something, they'll eventually get around to getting them if other products show it. ;)

You know, every time I put SpybotS&D on a new machine, I give the Spybot team $5. I think that's a fair payment for "freeware" that is useful.