Several of my friends have been hacked lately. I have AVG Free, use the Win7 firewall and also am on a router. I use SpywareBlaster as well. I generally run a security check at Gibson Research every quarter and an online scan about once a month. I used the New Trend Micro HouseCall free online scan today. First I ran the Quick Scan and it was fine, then I ran a full scan and it pulled these two files up listing them as trojans.
AMPEG2P.zip and paradox.exe: TROJ_GEN.r47C3II
Well I did find some information, but for the most part, I'm thinking these are false positives (I hope), at least on the first one, but I'm truly unsure about the second one. I even searched this site and got nothing for information.
On the first, AMPEG2P.zip, could be a legit file, but I couldn't find that either, at least not specifically. What I found was this:
'method for real time transcoding a MPEG2 p
frame into H.263 P frame in a compressed domain'
I've had a terrible time finding anything out about paradox.exe except these:
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What we know about VISTA ACTIVATION CRACK BY PARADOX.EXE:
VISTA ACTIVATION CRACK BY PA.....EXE
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Safety Rating: Known malware, do not run
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First seen: Mar 4 2007 (GMT)
Last seen: Mar 4 2007 (GMT)
File Size: 297,102 bytes
And several downloads which were all similar in listing:
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Cached .torrent download
Trackers: (aggregated from BitTorrent sites everywhere for reliability and speed)
Tracker down, last changed 18.2 hours ago
0 seeds, 1 leechers, 0 downloadshttp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announcetra...om:80/announce:
Tracker down, last changed - hours ago
? seeds, ? leechers, ? downloads
Original, primary trackerhttp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/annou...om:80/announce:
File: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Keygen PARADOX.exe
219.06 KB in 1 file. Torrent created 185.8 weeks ago.
info_hash: e0bac2641898522017340156196cd297f4ea4387 (?)
Well, that's where it gets tricky. I bought this computer from a friend. It came with VISTA (I have the original copy), but he loaded Windows 7 on it (I bought and still have a legit copy, but he said he could get me a copy for much less, so I should save mine for when I replace my other computer which still runs XP).....now I'm wondering....do I have a bogus copy of Win7, or is this an actual trojan?