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Authentium Antivirus Sdk-2?


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#1 nakedyak

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:25 PM

I am at my parent's house, and some program called Authentium Antivirus keeps popping up and trying to install. Of course, I suspect there may be something wrong with their computer, if not multiple problems. Any advice? Thanks

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:28 PM

Hello ,this is actually a legitimate program. I don't know how good or bad it is. But someone had to install it or attempt to. Can you find it in the Control Panel Add/Remove or under Start,All Programs?
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#3 nakedyak

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 04:38 PM

Hm...ok? It doesn't show up in the add/remove programs list. It is extremely persistant...acting a lot like spyware/adware. Could it be part of the AT&T INternet security suite thing?

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:06 PM

after digging thru several HJT logs the only places I have found

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe

was when

C:\Program Files\AT&T\AT&T Internet Security Suite\Fws.exe

was there also

Dvpapi.exe is the on-access antivirus component of Authentium's Command
Antivirus as well as various other security suites, including Comcast
Security Manager, Cox High Speed Internet Security Software, Freedom,
and others. This process protects computers from viruses, worms,
trojans and other malware. The presence of Dvpapi.exe in the task list
indicates the computer has "always on" antivirus protection.


looks like it's the master controller


what is warning about it?

another security program?
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:31 AM

Nothing is warning me about it, but it keeps popping up and trying to "install". But it never does. But it just keeps attempting to "install", and never seems to complete. If I cancel the install, it will pop up again in about 5 minutes.

Can I just turn off this internet security suite?

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:39 AM

Most of the references I found were quite old, do you have any other security programs installed for protection?
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:21 AM

I just installed AVG free...




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