Google Earth is a trojan?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security v4 Beta Forum' started by qzex, Jan 9, 2009.

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  1. qzex

    qzex Registered Member

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    Go to http://earth.google.com/ and click the "Download Google Earth 4.3" button, then "Agree and Download" (I'm using Firefox). ESS then finds "a variant of Win32/Kryptik.EI trojan" in the Temp folder as a ".part" file (used by Firefox to signify incomplete downloads). Maybe it really is a trojan, but I find this a little peculiar.
     
  2. MasterTB

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    Hi:

    I took a bold try and downloaded the file without incidents.
    Which version of ESS are you running and what is your update file?
    I downloaded with Opera 10 alpha, my ESS is V4.0.68 beta updated to signature 3755.

    See the pick of the file:
     

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  3. cocolucho

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    I had the same problem,

    09/01/2009 06:10:50 PM
    Real-time protection of the file system
    C: \ Documents and Settings \ JORGE LUIS \ Local Settings \ Temporary Internet Files \ Content.IE5 \ 4JOI5KIH \ Google Updater [1]. Exe a variant Win32/Kryptik.

    And now I do not believe that have silently corrected this false positive.
     
  4. funkydude

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    cocolucho what browser are you using?
     
  5. Marcos

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    As an interim solution, you could try downloading it with Firefox or disable web protection for a while while you download the file.
     
  6. cocolucho

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    Internet Explorer 8 Beta - 8.0.0600.18241
     
  7. qzex

    qzex Registered Member

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    I am using FF - 3.0.5.

    I think I have the strictest settings toggled for the advanced setup tree - advanced heuristics on everything, check for potentially unsafe programs on everything, etc.

    I have disabled ESS and downloaded it without problems (well, duh). It takes forever to execute, but doesn't register any trojans or anything.
     
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