What ever happened to CARNY_RIDE EXE?

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    When I used Norton AV the scanner used to get hung up looking for this malware (rootkit/virus). Eventually Symantec admitted that there was a bug in Norton that made it get hung up on quick scans looking for this 'faux virus'. I got Norton with my ISP originally, I don't use it any more.

    I never actually found out what CARNY_RIDE was, although worrying about it made me download & test several anti-malware apps until I settled on SUPERAntiSpyware & SpywareBlaster.

    Does anyone know anything about it?
     
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    Alcyon Registered Member

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    Here's a non-exhaustive ThreatExpert analysis: Link, Link2

    A folder called "fauxvirus" doesn't necessarily mean that it contains a faux (fake) virus...

    The executable probably originates from a French kiddy website called fauxvirus(dot)com.
     
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    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    OK thanks
     
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