Trojan horse treat during free Ad-Aware download
by rbgoforit - 1/7/10 10:52 AM
I have the Ad-Aware Free Anniversary Edition. As I was opening the software to look for an update, a pop-up appeared for a "Free update to Ad-Aware." After clicking to accept it and downloading it from the Cnet site I received notice of a "Trojan horse generic 2-c.HTI threat" from my AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. The downloading was stopped. I tried this again in a different browser and got the same threat message.
I then tried to run a Ad-Adware full scan and the process was stopped several times.
1)Pop-up after opening Ad-Aware Free Anniversary Edition. http://cnet.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/cnet.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php?p_sid=9SAG2pRj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD0xNjksMTY5JnBfcHJvZHM9JnBfY2F0cz0mcF9wdj0mcF9jdj0mcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1hbnN3ZXJzLnNlYXJjaF9mbmwmcF9wYWdlPTE*
2)Cnet download. http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Free-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5
3)Microsoft Windows XP, Media Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3