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Warning To Windows Users On Acer Laptops


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:14 PM

Anyone using a laptop made by computer maker Acer Inc. should be aware of a serious security threat apparently resident on many -- if not all -- models shipped with Microsoft's Windows OS...

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix...ptop_users.html

More info here:
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/08/0515200
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 11:11 PM

warning to anyone with acer computers with windows installed i had the file on my computer wether or not its malicous i dont know but i remved it anyway. Strange no anti-spy ware picked it up.

by the way the file you are loooking for is = lunchapp.ocx

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 03:57 AM

I wonder why specifically Acer computers

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 03:44 AM

Anyone using a laptop made by computer maker Acer Inc. should be aware of a serious security threat apparently resident on many -- if not all -- models shipped with Microsoft's Windows OS...



Thanks for the info,quietman7 i am using an Acer laptop with Windows XP SP2 but it got reformat some time so does that still mean i have that thing? and if theres any help to detect it pls. help me t.y. in advance! :thumbsup:

Edited by Commander Gman, 02 March 2007 - 03:54 AM.

Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F (Socket 775 LGA) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz Kentsfield Chipset: Intel P35 Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 440 Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM Storage: 1x IDE 80GB, 1x SATA II 500 GB, 1x External 500GB HD Power Supply: 600W Power supply Monitor: Dual screen set-up Casing: Mini-ATX Fan(s): 1x 80mm silent fan OS: Windows XP SP3


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 05:18 AM

If you used any Acer software when you reformated then I would still be concerned. Did you read the first paragraph in the WashingtonPost article (Update) and release of a fix?
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Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:32 AM

Yes,and fortunately i have already deleted it

Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F (Socket 775 LGA) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz Kentsfield Chipset: Intel P35 Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 440 Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM Storage: 1x IDE 80GB, 1x SATA II 500 GB, 1x External 500GB HD Power Supply: 600W Power supply Monitor: Dual screen set-up Casing: Mini-ATX Fan(s): 1x 80mm silent fan OS: Windows XP SP3





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