Spyware Infection! Please help!

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Vantzos Kostas, Mar 21, 2006.

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  1. Vantzos Kostas

    Vantzos Kostas Registered Member

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    Microsoft's spyware! God help us all!

    Recently my Outpostfirewall Pro 3.5 identified one spyware program in my system. It is installed in C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSCOMCTL.OCX and it is called Golden Eye. The publisher of this spyware program is MICROSOFT CORPORATION and it's purpose of existance is to track my system activity and send information directly to Microsoft Corporation , when I am connected to internet , without my approval. All these according to my Outpost Firewall Pro 3.5. This is a crime in my country , because it violates my personal data. Others have told me that Microsoft does such things , but I didn't believe them. Today I have verified it.Thank you very much Microsoft Corporation!
     
  2. Upasaka

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    Re: Microsoft's spyware! God help us all!

    The file you refer to is an essential part of Windows XP!!

    MSCOM is in System 32, they are Active X controls not spyware,these files would possibly be updated for Windows/Microsoft update.

    Try doing a Google search for these files.

    If it is not a false positive in Outpost then there may be spyware/adware that is targetting these files.
     
  3. Vantzos Kostas

    Vantzos Kostas Registered Member

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    Apologize!

    Forgive my ignorance Upasaka. It seems that you are right about this file. I' m deeply sorry Microsoft. Next time I' ll not jumb to conclusions without seraching first. My apologies!
     
  4. Upasaka

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    Re: Apologize!


    It is so easy to get in this situation,I know I've done it in the past.

    What I do now if I ever get anything flagged up like this is to Google search first,run Ad Aware and Spybot, then ask if anyone else has seen the problem.

    If you check at the Outpost forum it may be that others have had this come up.
     
  5. Vantzos Kostas

    Vantzos Kostas Registered Member

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    I recently discovered a goldeneye spyware program in my computer that monitors my system activity. I can not trace it anywhere. How can I trace and uninstall it? Please help!
     
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    Did you tried already tried with Spybot Search&Destroy?
     
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    How did you discover it Vantzos?
    It could well be a false positive as I already experienced before. :doubt:
     
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    Vantzos

    I merged your new thread with the other thread you had going on this topic.
     
  10. Vantzos Kostas

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    The antispyware of outpost firewall pro 3.5 trace it. Spybot search and destroy and adware Se do not report anything. It seems to me that I must get into the registry to see , if outpost firewall is right about golden eye.
     
  11. Vantzos Kostas

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    I' ve also noticed that my PC is slowing down. I do not know if golden eye , if it really exists , has something to do with this.
    Bets Regards to all!
     
  12. FirePost

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    Update your Outpost firewall Anti-spyware. (Tools->Check for Spyware Base Updates) This was a false positive which today's release fixed.
     
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    Re: Microsoft's spyware! God help us all!

    Outpost identified this same file on start-up yesterday. I went to the files location and scanded it WITH outposts own spyware scan. It came-up clean, so I figured it must be a FP. I wasn't about to delete a system file on just one scans say so.
     
  14. Vantzos Kostas

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    Thank you guys. I updated my outpost antispyware and and I scanned the files that supposed to be infected with Golden eye. It didn't appear the same message of infection. It was a false alarm. Thanks again for your help!
     
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