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BkavHome Free Edition?


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#1 lross94

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 11:38 AM

Just found this installed on one of my servers.  Anyone have any info on this?  I'm not sure where it came from or how it got installed.  I did a Google search and was unable to find anything that seemed to be reliable information.  A lot of the sites I found seemed to be Vietnamese and the website www.bkav.com appears to be for a Vietnamese company that offers various security products.  I would appreciate any good information on this program if anyone has any.



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Posted 12 June 2016 - 03:59 PM

We have had folks ask about this company before and your searches were not far off.

Bkav Internet Security & Bkav Free Edition are Vietnamese Anti-virus programs. The corporation is based in Yen Hoa New Town, Cau Giay Dist., an urban district of Hanoi but according to their Contact Information the company has affiliates in Mountain View, California and Singapore.
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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:27 AM

BKAV is a legit antivirus company, so my guess would be that someone installed it intentionally and forgot about it.

I would not recommend using it though, it is not very effective and there were reports of the program changing people's browser settings (aka browser hijacking).

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for the responses.  I have already uninstalled this application.  I know I did not install it intentionally, and I highly doubt anyone in the office installed it intentionally.  It looks like it was installed on June 10.  I found another piece of software, Your Uninstaller 7, that was also installed on or about the same time.  I have uninstalled that as well.  I think I might do a Malwarebytes scan just to be safe.



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:43 PM

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