Is Unlocker 1.8.8 infected?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by kaixi, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. kaixi

    kaixi Registered Member

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    The author's page has disappeared (which makes this more suspicious) but you can download the file from Filehippo or CNET. Virustotal shows 4/41

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  2. virtumonde

    virtumonde Registered Member

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    There is a thread about unlocker around here.
    I have 1.8.8 since it was released,when i installed it i just check explorer extension...
    Working great,no adware ,no bugs..at least on my PC's.
    Again i just checked explorer extension during install..no extra's
     
  3. clocks

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    Hitman and/or Prevx would mark unlocker as a virus on my PC. I always considered it a FP, as I have used the program for a few years now.
     
  4. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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    Thats the Ebay shortcut, just an Adware, dont check to install Ebay shortcut while installing and you will be completely ok.
     
  5. icr

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    Eset does detects unlocker as malware(e-bay)
     
  6. GlobalForce

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    Gee, ya think the authors page is down due to lack of funding? Unlocker by itself is still a popular utility in the tech community.
     
  7. kaixi

    kaixi Registered Member

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    It seems clear that it's a FP then. I'll report this to MS, so that MSE doesn't flag it as malware.

    I wonder the author is still maintaining the app, since his website disappeared.
     
  8. BILL G

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    After reading the last thread on Ver 1.8.8 I CK the Program File + there was a EBAY Shortcut there. I deleted it.
     
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