IE 7 beta 2-SpySweeper rootkit alert

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by summuz, Feb 2, 2006.

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  1. summuz

    summuz Registered Member

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    For those of you who have SpySweeper, and have decided to try out IE 7 beta 2 (I'll try anything once) don't be surprised if SpySweeper finds a "rootkit" in your temporary internet files folder. It seems the antiphishing filter in IE 7 triggers that alert. In order to see the folder (which IE 7 hides) you have to uncheck "Hide protected operating system files in Folder Options", checking "Show hidden files and folder" won't do it. Shame on you MicroSony.
     
  2. Triple Helix

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    ROFL :D
     
  3. spm

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    Have you considered the possibility that SpySweeper's report is a False Positive (FP)?

    Do you conclude you have a 'rootkit' on the basis that you have a folder or file with its 'system' attribute set?

    Mmm.
     
  4. summuz

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    Have you considered the fact that the reason I put "rootkit" in " " is because I thought it was most likely a false positive. I want to see if anyone else has the same problem. No, I don't conclude that I have a rootkit because of the new folder attribute in IE 7. I was letting people know where they could find it the folder. You need a little more discretion in picking your battles. The MicroSony was a joke. Lighten up. And by the way, it's Hmmm, not Mmmm. That's a Homer sound, as in "Sweet, sweet rootkits Mmmm"
     
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    Nah, my response was spot on.

    What makes you believe there is a "new" folder attribute on the "Temporary Internet Files" folder?
     
  6. summuz

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    The only thing "spot on" in your response is that you spelled most of the words correctly. I'll speak slowly so you can understand me. This is a problem with the new IE and how it's antiphishing filter raises an alert in SpySweeper. I've uninstalled-installed IE 7 , did a restore with Acronis and reinstalled again, all with the same result. Everytime I took IE 7 off my system the scan came up clean and the folder was visible. I would like to know if anyone had the same problem, not life or death, just curious. I don't want to engage in a pointless, tedious debate. Do you do this all day? How about macrame? Stamp collecting. A hooker. There's better ways to fill up your day. Best of luck.
     
  7. spm

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    How sad. You do have a problem, don't you? Apart from being in need of an attitude adjustment, you are completely wrong. IE7 does not raise an alert in SpySweeper. It is SpySweeper that raises the alert. The distinction is crucial, as is your erroneous conclusion based on what you perceive to be the behaviour of TrueImage.
     
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    You need to stop the personal snips at each other and stay on topic or I will close this thread.

    bigc
     
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    MicroSony ..
     
  10. TBR

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    Same issue here - confirmed - IE7 Installed and Spyweeper picking up on the AntiPhishing Directory in Temp Internet Files.
     
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