Am I lucky?

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by SCSF, Nov 2, 2004.

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  1. SCSF

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    I downloaded Kazaa(to be honest for movies) and it couldn't connect, then I decide to run spycop to see if it let any spyware, I hit the button and then.....
     

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  2. AJohn

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    Looks like you are lucky you decided to use PG.
     
  3. SCSF

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    So what does start.exe actually do?
     
  4. SCSF

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    Better question, why didn't F-prot on access stop it before process guard did?
     
  5. AJohn

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    Well... anyone can name anything start.exe, so it is hard to tell. The only start.exe I know of originates from software cracking sites such as andr.net and it is a trojan. Maybe you could search google for:
    "start.exe" + "trojan"
    and see what you get for results.

    I do know that NOD32/TrojanHunter/TDS3 and Kaspersky all pick it up and I am sure there are lots more. Maybe try updating your definitions or giving some other AT/AV programs a try. It is also possible that your start.exe has nothing to do with the one I know of.
     
  6. SCSF

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    Updated F-prot, I'll see if it catches it becuase it came on when I started Spycop. Kazaa must have let something in there bad.

    Thanks John
     
  7. SCSF

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    Start.exe is part of the SUPER STEALTH SCANNING feature in Spycop, it kills all the other processes so it can do a really deep scan of the cpu.

    My fault for the false alarm.
     
  8. AJohn

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    A lot different than the start.exe I know of. I cant believe that Spycop closes other security apps, but I guess they know what they are doing.
     
  9. Pilli

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    AJohn wrote,
    I hope it is well documented and that users are told what it is trying to do.

    I would not allow such a program on my PC without proper warnings given for this type of behaviour, after all it is "My" PC :)

    Pilli.
     
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