NewTangent Trojan is hidding in the Beta release of AIM 5.5.301

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by tempnexus, Dec 12, 2003.

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  1. tempnexus

    tempnexus Registered Member

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    Ok I downloaded the file and installed it and as soon as I tried to run it BoClean popsup telling me that NewTangent Trojan was found in the memory, an yes it was dropped by AOL AIM to c:\windows\wt\updater
    The file name of the AOL AIM which I downloaded is Install_AIM_5.5.3501.exe...
    The direct link is hxxp://fileforum.betanews.com/download.php3?fid=929853714

    link disabled - Detox
    And the site is
    hxxp://betas.intercom.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3619&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

    link also disabled, just in case - Detox
    Cheers
     
  2. tempnexus

    tempnexus Registered Member

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    Ok it's a spyware that keeps tracks of your browsing habits and thus customizes the ads. :) Plus it sends your browsing habits to the nice company.
     
  3. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    SpyBot will clean out Wild Tangent from your computer. Give it a go.
     
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