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The new Malwarebytes found a trojan.fakeAV on 3 PCs


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#1 forjonnyb

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:18 PM

4/1/14 I just downloaded the new interface of Malwarebytes and did an update and scan. It found this trojan.fakeAV and it shows in the AppData folder is where it resides and is called Toolbar AcceptRate.exe

So what is this and why did it come in from a antispyware company?

BTW. Just did three computers in the past 1/2 hour and the same thing came up on all three. I got the program from FileHippo. This ain't an April Fools Joke either.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

It appears you have already reported this to Malwarebytes in this topic and are receiving assistance. Please continue in that thread and follow the instructions you have been provided.

You should not start new threads or duplicate topics elsewhere as this causes confusion and prevents your helper from knowing what else you have done when asking for and receiving assistance at another forum. This in turn makes it more difficult to resolve the issues you are dealing with.

Thanks for your cooperation.
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:37 AM

4/1/14 I just downloaded the new interface of Malwarebytes and did an update and scan. It found this trojan.fakeAV and it shows in the AppData folder is where it resides and is called Toolbar AcceptRate.exe

So what is this and why did it come in from a antispyware company?

BTW. Just did three computers in the past 1/2 hour and the same thing came up on all three. I got the program from FileHippo. This ain't an April Fools Joke either.

 

This toolbar acceptrate.exe drek appears to come from IOBit... http://www.herdprotect.com/toolbaracceptrate.exe-8d716481e6b3560133cfa67315c4a8be5d0ebe55.aspx

 

File name: toolbaracceptrate.exe

Publisher: IObit Information Technology  (signed and verified)

MD5: ca0c64a36fdf69e6b916a8906e9ae9a4

SHA-1: 8d716481e6b3560133cfa67315c4a8be5d0ebe55

SHA-256: 8c051d485a974d7c9b2f834ef463a9c0489f76a6f5be48067c45bbbc85051d27

 


Edited by Union_Thug, 02 April 2014 - 07:04 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:58 AM

For those not aware of issues with regards to IOBit (EvonSoft.com) products, please read:PC Mag: IObit Security 360 Review

Poor malware removal left many executables, some actually still running. Poor malware blocking did not prevent installation of malware...it just doesn't do the job of removing malware or preventing malware installation.

Although, the Malwarebytes team no longer has an issue with IObit, the vendor's dubious methods would not warrant a recommendation from me to use or trust their software. Further, IOBIT has even been placed into the Installers Hall of Shame.
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