SE caught a trojan or is it misslabeled



Matt
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Hi Spyware Exterminator caught a trojan called "Trojan Win 32 FTP Attack" in
the C:\WINDOWS\CREATOR\Remind_XP.exe, file. Now I would normally delete this
and move on, however the last time I attempted recovery the error message
PRELOAD is missing or corruppted flashed while recovering. The computer got
stuck while reloading for about a day or two. I attempted and completed a
DESTRUCTIVE RECOVERY, which brings me to the point of having another
trojan??? (or legit program labeled as a trojan). I ALSO USED SYSTEM
MECHANIC TO DELETE UNNECESSARY FILES -------WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK??????
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Thought computing was supposed to be easy.

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
That file (Remind_XP.exe) is legit: Subscription reminder to unlock
[unlimited] use for SoftThinks CD Creator CD/DVD rewriting software, usually
supplied with HP PC's as a pre-installed package. Source:
http://castlecops.com/s3039-Remind_XP_exe.html.

Spyware Exterminator is an untrustworthy, "rogue" (bogus) anti-spyware
application. Get rid of it immediately! See its listing at MVP Eric Howes'
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm.

Protect Your Machine from Hijackware
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/

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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

Matt wrote:
> Hi Spyware Exterminator caught a trojan called "Trojan Win 32 FTP Attack"
> in
> the C:\WINDOWS\CREATOR\Remind_XP.exe, file. Now I would normally delete
> this and move on, however the last time I attempted recovery the error
> message PRELOAD is missing or corruppted flashed while recovering. The
> computer got stuck while reloading for about a day or two. I attempted
> and
> completed a DESTRUCTIVE RECOVERY, which brings me to the point of having
> another trojan??? (or legit program labeled as a trojan). I ALSO USED
> SYSTEM MECHANIC TO DELETE UNNECESSARY FILES -------WHAT DO YOU GUYS
> THINK??????


SE caught a trojan or is it misslabeled