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Trojan Infection And Downloading Problem


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#1 xXbernisXx

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:29 AM

well today i was trying to download this softwares and i could not open or save their setups..
this problem happened to this softwares i tried to download:
Elite Keylogger 3.6
Handy Keylogger 3.25
Quick Keylogger 2.1
i tried downloading their setups and i got this
error messages and this AVAST! message.
how can i fix the problem so i could download them..??

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:40 AM

Keylogging programs can be legitimate but their related files are often detected by anti-virus or anti-malware scans as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool, "Potentially unwanted tool" or even a "Trojan". These types of programs have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. Potentially unwanted does not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others. Anti-virus and anti-malware utilities cannot cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.

In your case, avast is doing its job and stopping you from downloading a keylogging program it considers malicious. You may have to temporarily disable avast to complete the download. However, after install, avast (when re-enabled) may flag the program again. In that case your going to have to tell avast to "ignore".
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