Messenger Plus bundles lop.com

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  1. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/newsletter/archives/june-2003/3.php

    Extract:

    "Patchou has brought in C2Media as a sponsor and is now bundling their lop.com software into Messenger Plus. For those of you who have never heard of it, lop.com software is classified as a trojan by antivirus vendors and as a browser hijacker by antispyware vendors."

    Be warned,

    Pieter
     
  2. zarzenz

    zarzenz Registered Member

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    This is interesting because a few days ago I actually installed messenger plus to see how it works... and in fairness it seems quite a handy little addition to messenger.

    I then tried a run of Spybot (I also have Spywareblaster installed) and got no reports of this lop.com thing at all.

    So I presume that all my safeguards are working and I can continue to use messenger plus with no worry of spyware.

    Unless someone knows different of course. ;)
     
  3. libbo1

    libbo1 Registered Member

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    The issue was that by downloading the plus upgrade , one could "support" Patchou by agreeing to the sponsor program(Lop/cancer.com) if u didnt read the fine print :oops:. Either he has removed the sponsor program or u correctly downloaded by not agreeing to the ad-on!!

    Good job! :D
     
  4. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

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    you gotta LOVE that fine print!!!
     
  5. Frans

    Frans Guest

    Hi,
    I'm also warned about lop.com by my ad-aware program.
    I cannot find the d?mn thing anywhere!
    Can u help me?

    Here's my hijack log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.91.2
    Scan saved at 21:09:42, on 14-7-2003
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://www.security.nl/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer=wwwproxy.xs4all.nl:8080
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeyMaestro] C:\KMaestro\KMaestro.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CookieWall] C:\Program Files\AnalogX\CookieWall\cookie.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Startup Options] C:\Program Files\Iomega\Common\ImgStart.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Drive Icons] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-watch] C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-watch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-aware] C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-aware.exe +c
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShareMonkey Speedup] C:\Program Files\KaZaA Lite\speed up.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDElbyCDFL] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Iomega Active Disk] C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\AD2KClient.exe
    O4 - Startup: Hewlett-Packard Recorder.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet d series\FRU\Remind32.exe
    O4 - Startup: UD Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\United Devices\UD.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: HPAiODevice(hp officejet d series) - 1.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet d series\Bin\hpoojd07.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: MailWasher.lnk = C:\Program Files\MailWasher\MailWasher.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: PGPtray.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: HushEncryptionEngine - https://mailserver1.hushmail.com/shared/HushEncryptionEngine.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {0C568603-D79D-11D2-87A7-00C04FF158BB} (BrowseFolderPopup Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/Shared/MGBrwFld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {27527D31-447B-11D5-A46E-0001023B4289} (CoGSManager Class) - http://gamingzone.ubisoft.com/packages/GSManager.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/v45/yacscom.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20021126/qtinstall.info.apple.com/sikes/nl/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/250ce77526692283cb05/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Besturing) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2003050501/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E28B3A9-FE83-45D1-B657-D5426B81A121} (CustomerCtrl Class) - http://cs7b.instantservice.com/jars/customerxsigned33.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37645.3993171296
    O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security.symantec.com/SSC/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444554340000} - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E87F6C8E-16C0-11D3-BEF7-009027438003} (Persits Software XUpload) - http://fraha.instantlogic.com/XUpload.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {EE5CA45C-BFAC-48E6-BE6C-3C607620FF43} (IMViewerControl Class) - http://companion.logitech.com/companion/logitech/ver1.3.0.2041/bin/imvid.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/vso/en-us/tools/mcfscan/1,5,0,4264/mcfscan.cab
    O18 - Protocol: ayb - (no CLSID) - (no file)

    Hope somebody can help me here....

    Greetings from The Netherlands
    Frans (lost pwd and could not wait any longer for reply from this server)
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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  7. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    Same here Zarzenz I have no problem with the upgraded version of Messenger - we must be leading a charmed life or something. :D
     
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