Hello, I Googled this issue...Malwarebytes got rid of some of the files, but after a couple of times of running Malwarebytes, it detects the Pup.Whitesmoke "folder" (it's not a file)
So, it keeps finding it (yes, even after I reboot), and I command it to REMOVE it, it SHOWS it was removed, but whenever I run a scan again...it finds it again. (it did , however, get rid of the 3 other files though without a problem)
Being a writer of sorts, I downloaded this program for Grammar Checking....to be honest, you think it'll really be THAT much of a problem if it's a legitimate company?
Otherwise Download.com wouldn't have it on their site....that's the site I go to to download LEGIT software. But do you honestly think it'll compromise the SECURITY of my computer or no? (Allowing hackers access to my hard drive, keylogger issues, etc?)
Because I think some companies have this method of letting people download trails, only to install software to "nag" you to buy their product, and make it hard for you to remove it (not unlike calling customer service to cancel a subscription, making you jump through hoops HOPING you cave to buying their product)
Spyware = "Maybe they'll give, get annoyed, and cave and buy our software", essentially this is an "advertising" method on their part. Someone in my writing group recommended it. <shrug>
Essentially, it's detected as a "false positive"?
Funny, this post is rather recent, the holiday season 2010.
So your feedback this is appreciated.
Edited by Ecto1, 01 January 2011 - 09:40 AM.