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Trojan Hidden In Mp3


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#1 Iron_Angel

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:58 PM

I recently downloaded a song in Frostwire which I tried to play in Frostwire's internal player. I got a error message and automatically became suspicious. As it turns out, my AVG found a Wimad-E trojan in the mp3. I already deleted the file with AVG, but since I tried to open it with Frostwire, could this trojan potentially had spread after being activated?

Edited by garmanma, 03 June 2008 - 05:34 PM.
moved to more appropiate forum


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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:44 PM

Usually that adware is only activated when MediaPlayer opens an IE window asking you to download and install a player, which is actually the malware. As long as you don't fall for that, you should be safe.

Another reason to not use media player for anything
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:44 PM

Thanks for the reply! Yeah, I use Winamp for my mp3s, WMP is just too memory-heavy and glitchy.




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