To begin I must tell you what hapened to me 1 month ago. I was installing & reinstalling Windows Vista after many trials, and there seemed
to have a bleepware (adware,malware or whateverware) judging by pc performance. I was installing Windows & removing pre-installed software like Norton etc.
and rightaway installing Avast & my basic stuff via a USB key.
So after 7-8 times, i said fook it i'll install those tomorrow with out creating an internet connection.
I decied to look at movie on DVD before sleep, instead of using Windows Media Center or the HP reader
I use VLC it's just better. my VLC.exe is on that same USB key. Has soon as i pluged in the USB key
Norton went on Alert mode, saying malware behavior tried to change this & that, so Norton corrected that
and put the source of infection file in Quarantine. The file was the Privazer Setup & the Trojan was Zango,
a valant virus from 2005, since i had not made any updates Norton virus definition was dated in 2007.
Maybe that's why it detected it. That virus signature not being overwriten by newer definitions.
Surprised i went ahead and pluged in another USB key with Privazer Steup on it (an older version),
same Alert same virus. So i tought Zango attached itself to Privazer. However i stopped using privazer
for a few weeks. But insalled again last week, after sacnning it with VThash*, result was clean.
But i used HerdProtect san tonite and it gives me 3 positives on Privazer.exe the installed application.
Out of curiosity i used BleepingComputer's dowload search & Privazer aint there, might be a good reason for that.
Could not put a snapshot of the HerdProtect result in my topic, so i'll copy it by hand...
privazer.exe Goversoft (signed)
-Reason Heuristics (PUP.Goversoft)
-Trend Micro House Call (TROJ_GEN.F4V0527)
What do you think of it ?