After considerable anayalis it appears that my recent download of this program my computer became infected with the "Spyware Quake" Trojan.
I have a hardware firewall, the windows xp firewall, and Zone alarm, and avast antivirus, in addition I run at least 4 spyware [malware type progams] and this is the first infection of this type in over 3 years operation.
Interestingly none of my defences detected the obvious infection except Avast which gave warning but did not protect me. all defence programs are auto updated daily or more often.
It was not enough to clean the trojan out and turn "defender" off but the reinfections only stopped when I deleted the downloaded file of "defender".
I have no wish to paint microsoft in a bad light but thought I should alert potential users of the possibility of problems, I did contact the local Microsoft office in an effort to warn them of the possible infection, but regrettably they took the view that they could not have this type of problem, I only hope they are right.
Edited by oldun, 02 April 2006 - 10:37 PM.