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PC Doctor, weird name for a system folder. Sounds like a rogue parity to me


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#1 chromebuster

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:00 PM

Hi folks,
I just noticed this. I have a quick question for those around here who are good at this stuff. Why in the world would Lenovo, a reputable company, use the name of a rogue AV as one of their default system folders that they put onto their Thinkpad T410 models? Wouldn't that be apt to confuse the average user into thinking that something was up? Maybe I'm just reading into it too much. And just for your info, there's another one on there by default called system protection sweet. Sounds like another nasty, doesn't it? Any input or education you guys may be able to provide on this would be great because I have no right to diss lenovo since their products served me so well while my beloved laptop was in for a hard drive replacement.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:28 PM

Do you mean this PC-Doctor?

Lenovo: PC-Doctor for Windows - Desktops / Notebooks

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:36 PM

I absolutely mean that. My point is that the name's deceiving. Why would they do that is what I'm asking.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:59 AM

It is not unusual for malware writers to use the name of legitimate programs in order to trick people, not the other way around.

There are at least two rogue security programs that use part of or all of the Malwarebytes name. There are also rogues for SmitfraudFixTool, VundoFix Tool, Spybot S&D, Avast and Avira AntiVir.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:05 AM

Even Microsoft has been targeted by attackers using the name Microsoft Security Essentials, MS Anti-virus and incorporating Windows Defender, XP, and Vista into naming schemes for other rogue applications.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:18 PM

Thanks for the clarification. I must have had a brain fart and forgotten about that.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

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