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Unread 24-09-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
Retired Bill
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filtrodetrojan.com

What is this, I found it in my registry, is it a trojan? What this one too:
Filtret****?
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Unread 24-09-2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: filtrodetrojan.com

Retired Bill wrote:
> What is this, I found it in my registry, is it a trojan? What this one too:
> Filtret****?


Depends on where you found it. Since you didn't tell us....

Help us help you:

http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

When in doubt about whether your computer is infected with viruses
and/or malware, do some scanning:

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware


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Unread 24-09-2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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Re: filtrodetrojan.com

If I were you I'd scan with a couple of anti-spyware applications a.s.a.p.

http://www.superantispyware.com/supe...freevspro.html

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5

According to Google at least one hit says it's rogue anti-spyware.

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"Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AA7B88F0-6260-4D4D-8C3C-2EA2A6657140@microsoft.com...
> What is this, I found it in my registry, is it a trojan? What this one
> too:
> Filtret****?
> --
> Retired Boeing Bill


 
Unread 24-09-2007, 12:58 PM   #4
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Re: filtrodetrojan.com

I searched my registry for "trojan because Spyware Doctor found one named
trojan.2nd-thought_com and I thought it might not be correct since I have a
brand new machine. I was looking fo multiple instances of it using "Find".
There is no website called "filtrodetrojan.com".

Could this be a legitimate Windows registry entry?

Retired Boeing Bill


"Malke" wrote:

> Retired Bill wrote:
> > What is this, I found it in my registry, is it a trojan? What this one too:
> > Filtret****?

>
> Depends on where you found it. Since you didn't tell us....
>
> Help us help you:
>
> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
> When in doubt about whether your computer is infected with viruses
> and/or malware, do some scanning:
>
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
>
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

 
Unread 24-09-2007, 02:01 PM   #5
Peter
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Re: filtrodetrojan.com

Use Google - http://filtrodetrojan.com/
Another finding says it's rogue anti-spyware as I already posted.

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"Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8E935AC1-32CB-4650-9E49-66B0273DCA41@microsoft.com...
>I searched my registry for "trojan because Spyware Doctor found one named
> trojan.2nd-thought_com and I thought it might not be correct since I have
> a
> brand new machine. I was looking fo multiple instances of it using
> "Find".
> There is no website called "filtrodetrojan.com".
>
> Could this be a legitimate Windows registry entry?
>
> Retired Boeing Bill
>
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>
>> Retired Bill wrote:
>> > What is this, I found it in my registry, is it a trojan? What this one
>> > too:
>> > Filtret****?

>>
>> Depends on where you found it. Since you didn't tell us....
>>
>> Help us help you:
>>
>> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>> When in doubt about whether your computer is infected with viruses
>> and/or malware, do some scanning:
>>
>> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
>>
>>
>> Malke
>> --
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>> "Don't Panic!"
>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>


 
Unread 24-09-2007, 02:02 PM   #6
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Re: filtrodetrojan.com

"Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8E935AC1-32CB-4650-9E49-66B0273DCA41@microsoft.com...

>I searched my registry for "trojan because Spyware Doctor found one named
> trojan.2nd-thought_com and I thought it might not be correct since I have
> a
> brand new machine. I was looking fo multiple instances of it using
> "Find".
> There is no website called "filtrodetrojan.com".


According to both c|net, Symantec, and McAfee, this site is one of many
promoting rogue anti-spyware (one called AVSystemCare). It seems to be one
of them "anti spywares" that gives the visitor several false positives, as a
sales pitch. Symantec says this software may even install itself without the
users knowledge.

Eric Howes excellent site on spyware also lists AVSystemCare:
http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

Charlie42

 
Unread 24-09-2007, 03:03 PM   #7
Retired Bill
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Re: filtrodetrojan.com

I scaned my computer with McAfee Virus scanner and found nothing? Why diud
Spyware Doctor find it?
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"Charlie42" wrote:

> "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8E935AC1-32CB-4650-9E49-66B0273DCA41@microsoft.com...
>
> >I searched my registry for "trojan because Spyware Doctor found one named
> > trojan.2nd-thought_com and I thought it might not be correct since I have
> > a
> > brand new machine. I was looking fo multiple instances of it using
> > "Find".
> > There is no website called "filtrodetrojan.com".

>
> According to both c|net, Symantec, and McAfee, this site is one of many
> promoting rogue anti-spyware (one called AVSystemCare). It seems to be one
> of them "anti spywares" that gives the visitor several false positives, as a
> sales pitch. Symantec says this software may even install itself without the
> users knowledge.
>
> Eric Howes excellent site on spyware also lists AVSystemCare:
> http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
>
> Charlie42
>
>

 
Unread 24-09-2007, 03:04 PM   #8
Peter
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Re: filtrodetrojan.com

There isn't a protection software on the market that will catch everything
Bill. That's why it's a good idea to keep a few extra anti-spyware
programmes on hand.

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Peter
Toronto, Canada
"Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BD6DCE9D-93BD-45C9-AF12-45ED83729ED9@microsoft.com...
>I scaned my computer with McAfee Virus scanner and found nothing? Why diud
> Spyware Doctor find it?
> --
> Retired Boeing Bill
>
>
> "Charlie42" wrote:
>
>> "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8E935AC1-32CB-4650-9E49-66B0273DCA41@microsoft.com...
>>
>> >I searched my registry for "trojan because Spyware Doctor found one
>> >named
>> > trojan.2nd-thought_com and I thought it might not be correct since I
>> > have
>> > a
>> > brand new machine. I was looking fo multiple instances of it using
>> > "Find".
>> > There is no website called "filtrodetrojan.com".

>>
>> According to both c|net, Symantec, and McAfee, this site is one of many
>> promoting rogue anti-spyware (one called AVSystemCare). It seems to be
>> one
>> of them "anti spywares" that gives the visitor several false positives,
>> as a
>> sales pitch. Symantec says this software may even install itself without
>> the
>> users knowledge.
>>
>> Eric Howes excellent site on spyware also lists AVSystemCare:
>> http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
>>
>> Charlie42
>>
>>


 
Unread 24-09-2007, 03:05 PM   #9
Retired Bill
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Re: filtrodetrojan.com

I found why this is in the registry, it's in a file of known spyware/trojans
for Adaware 2007. It really works differently than it used to, storing it's
stuff in the registry. Problem solved.
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Retired Boeing Bill


"Peter" wrote:

> There isn't a protection software on the market that will catch everything
> Bill. That's why it's a good idea to keep a few extra anti-spyware
> programmes on hand.
>
> --
> Peter
> Toronto, Canada
> "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BD6DCE9D-93BD-45C9-AF12-45ED83729ED9@microsoft.com...
> >I scaned my computer with McAfee Virus scanner and found nothing? Why diud
> > Spyware Doctor find it?
> > --
> > Retired Boeing Bill
> >
> >
> > "Charlie42" wrote:
> >
> >> "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:8E935AC1-32CB-4650-9E49-66B0273DCA41@microsoft.com...
> >>
> >> >I searched my registry for "trojan because Spyware Doctor found one
> >> >named
> >> > trojan.2nd-thought_com and I thought it might not be correct since I
> >> > have
> >> > a
> >> > brand new machine. I was looking fo multiple instances of it using
> >> > "Find".
> >> > There is no website called "filtrodetrojan.com".
> >>
> >> According to both c|net, Symantec, and McAfee, this site is one of many
> >> promoting rogue anti-spyware (one called AVSystemCare). It seems to be
> >> one
> >> of them "anti spywares" that gives the visitor several false positives,
> >> as a
> >> sales pitch. Symantec says this software may even install itself without
> >> the
> >> users knowledge.
> >>
> >> Eric Howes excellent site on spyware also lists AVSystemCare:
> >> http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
> >>
> >> Charlie42
> >>
> >>

>
>

 
Unread 24-09-2007, 03:06 PM   #10
Charlie Tame
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Re: filtrodetrojan.com

Retired Bill wrote:
> I scaned my computer with McAfee Virus scanner and found nothing? Why diud
> Spyware Doctor find it?



It "Might" be a false positive, that is almost unavoidable and not a
reflection on the detection software necessarily, even the best get a
wrong diagnosis at times, however McAfee is probably not the best in the
world anyway - to say the least.

So be careful what you delete, see if you can google the alleged trojan
name before trying to delete it in case it's a useful program or a part
of windows that's been picked up.

 
 

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