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Internet Download Manager Suspicious Activity


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#1 nighthawk1

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:59 AM

I used Internet Download Manager to download a YouTube video. After the video downloaded a window popped up that said I did not have an flv player installed, to play the video. I was then given a chance to install the flv player. After this happened I was redirected to Tonec.com where Norton identified 4 threats. I uninstalled it after this happened.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced any similar problems or suspicious activity when using Internet Download Manager.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:23 PM

It is possible, did you get the Accelerator from the Manufacturer's site? Perhaps some one attached a malicious script to the video..

I have seen many instances where when a "you do not have an flv player ot a codec" and then you need to get it there is an infection there.
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:50 PM

I downloaded Internet download manager at internetdownloadmanager.com. Norton didn't pick up any threats at that website. I was redirected to a different website Tonec.com after I was asked if I wanted to download FLV player. Tonec is the company that makes internet download manager. Norton found 4 threats at this website.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:23 PM

Hello. This is possibly a False positive. We should double check it before we take action.

Lets' upload this file for a second opinion on what it actually is..

Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:
How to see hidden files in Windows

Please click this link-->Jotti

When the jotti page has finished loading, click the Browse button and navigate to the following file and click Submit.
<filepath>suspect.file

Please post back the results of the scan in your next post.

If Jotti is busy, try the same at Virustotal: http://www.virustotal.com/


NOTE: After we look at those results we can send it to Symantec.
For submission to a specific anti-virus vendor see Submitting Virus Samples: How to Submit a Virus.
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