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Nastiness uncovered July 12, 2005 1:36 pm

Posted by djuggler in : Daily Life
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I found it! Somehow I got that nasty Medialoads program on my machine. This is the one that creates itself in so many different names and versions and is the browser hijacker king. I also seem to have Kazaa on my machine which befuddles me because I’ve hated that program since its inception! I have:

DownloadWare
Type: Adware
Threat Level: High
Author: Great Net inc.

Description: DownloadWare downloads and installs software from advertisers. It runs at Windows startup, and, if a network connection is available, it connects to its servers. It can be installed through an ActiveX control.

Advice: High-risk items have a large potential for adverse effect, such as loss of computer control, and should be removed unless knowingly installed.

and:

ClipGenie
Type: Adware
Threat Level: High
Author: New Harmony Enterprises Limited

Description: ClipGenie displays banner advertisements in its user interface and is usually installed with file-sharing programs. ClipGenie.com is a subscription-based entertainment portal that allows you to purchase and view movies on your computer.

Advice: High-risk items have a large potential for adverse effect, such as loss of computer control, and should be removed unless knowingly installed.

Both reference Medialoads. Evil people!

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