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HJT Hotkey infection? HJT Reader infection?

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#1 CCRN396


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:50 PM

Adaware 2008 has picked up the following virus: Win32.Trojan.Spy

[205260] File: C:\Program Files (x86)\HJTHotkey\HJTHotkey.exe

This is surprising because it's located in the HJT hotkey program which I downloaded from what I consider to be a very reliable source who scan their files for malware. This file is also old (from 2005). Could this be a false positive? I have alerted the Website. Has anyone else encountered this?

Also SAS picked up : Trojan.Dropper/Gen in my HJT Reader program. C:\USERS\JACK\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\TEMP1_HJRED103.ZIP\HIJACKREADER.EXE
Again from the same download source. This file has also been around for awhile. A False positive?? Two false positives in a HJT helper program?? Seems kinda like a good place to hide a trojan...


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:44 PM

HJTHotkey is... imho.. trash. It's not been updated in forever. And I wouldnt know if the server that was hosting it was trashed or not.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:46 PM

HJTHotkey is... imho.. trash. It's not been updated in forever. And I wouldnt know if the server that was hosting it was trashed or not.

How can you say HJTHotkey is trash, there are many of us still using it for searches both google and excite.. the tool has other uses too also its not nice to say for someone that is known to some malware removal communities that somehting he created in past and was of great help of many helpers that is trash :thumbsup:

Please pick you words good before giving epithets like trash etc.
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