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by: petabitten November 18, 2011 12:42 PM PST

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Malware Warning from a CNET download

by petabitten - 11/18/11 12:42 PM

A few moments ago, I was downloading Easeus Disk Copy from http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Todo-Backup-Free/3000-2242_4-10964460.html

ESET Smart Security 4 reported file "cnet2_EASEUS_Disk_Copy_exe.exe" to be a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D

My search on Google for "cnet2_EASEUS_Disk_Copy_exe.exe" and "cnet2_EASEUS_Disk_Copy_exe.exe Win32/InstallCore.D"
found zero results.

In addition, I tried to cancel the download, but it continued on into my machine, and I then received warning from ESET:

"Object:
C:\User\***\AppData\Loca\Temp\GPFFZe5J.exe.part

Threat:
a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D petentially unwanted application

Comment:
Event occurred on a file modified by the application: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe.

Please submit this object to ESET for analysis."

I tried downloading again for more information, and this time, although I pressed the cancel button repeatedly, AND DID NOT PRESS THE SAVE BUTTON, the download would not cancel! Instead, the file barged onto my computer.

To top it off, when I tried to submit my warning in the review boxes for the software, the Submit button would not work.

I guess CNET is hacked.

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