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Check your PC. New spy-ware DLDER.exe
Business Week ^ | JANUARY 3, 2002 | Alex Salkever

Posted on 01/06/2002 2:22:37 PM PST by CommiesOut

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:16:29 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Like thousands of other music lovers, Scott Hurring recently downloaded a Napster-like music file-sharing program called Grokster to test drive for chasing tunes. A programmer at advertising services agency Graphic Type and a Net veteran, Hurring disliked the program and uninstalled it. Or so he thought.


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1 posted on 01/06/2002 2:22:37 PM PST by CommiesOut
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To: madrussian, Askel5, Zviadist, Free the USA, struwwelpeter,NewAmsterdam, Black Jade,Carry_Okie,jmp
trojan horsie bump
2 posted on 01/06/2002 2:23:20 PM PST by CommiesOut
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To: CommiesOut
No Hab..sawadee..
3 posted on 01/06/2002 2:27:16 PM PST by boomop1
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To: CommiesOut
Like thousands of other music lovers, Scott Hurring recently downloaded a Napster-like music file-sharing program called Grokster to test drive for chasing tunes.

Turns out that the persistent piece of software (DLDER.exe; ed.) was a Trojan horse -- that is, it appeared to be one thing but in reality was another. In fact, it placed software on Hurring's hard drive that recorded every URL he visited, as well as some of the user IDs he employed on his Web travels.

The phrase "Set a thief to catch a thief" comes to mind.

4 posted on 01/06/2002 2:35:40 PM PST by strela
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To: CommiesOut
This is not news. At least in the case of Bearshare and others, the spyware has been on their software for quite awhile. It has also been publicized as well as reported by users on sights like CNET.com.

Still, getting this word out to more people is good. If you're going to download free on a peer to peer network, the only one that does not have spyware (to my knowledge) is WINMX. But, even with this- be aware that you will experience a spike in UDP port probes. (get zone alarm)

Still, to be safe a user should download ad-aware or another like program that sniffs out and deletes spyware from your system.

5 posted on 01/06/2002 2:40:32 PM PST by Roebucks
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To: CommiesOut
Is this Trojan horse planting Israeli company related to the one that bugged the White House under Clinton?
6 posted on 01/06/2002 2:50:51 PM PST by GROUCHOTWO
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To: Roebucks
Like the one found here?
7 posted on 01/06/2002 2:52:03 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Commies Out; Roebucks
get ad-aware, free, here.

get zone alarm, free, here.

8 posted on 01/06/2002 2:52:32 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: GROUCHOTWO
Heck knows. Plenty of news on this tracking program today though:
More
9 posted on 01/06/2002 3:02:40 PM PST by CommiesOut
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To: CommiesOut
big o' bump
10 posted on 01/06/2002 3:05:45 PM PST by illbenice
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!; glock rocks
Good job with the links. I should've thought of that... duh! Thanks again. Ad Aware is awesome!!!
11 posted on 01/06/2002 3:09:41 PM PST by Roebucks
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To: glock rocks
Tired of popup ads and other crap?
More
12 posted on 01/06/2002 3:19:16 PM PST by CommiesOut
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To: Roebucks
if i hadn't read your post, i wouldn't have remembered ad-aware (even though it's on my desktop)

funny how we try to take care of each other, eh :-)

13 posted on 01/06/2002 3:20:05 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: glock rocks
In case you don't already know...you can get it to run each time you boot up. So, there's really no need to remember it's there except to not delete it...

Oh yeah, I think we all try to get the word out about not web surfing "in the nude".

14 posted on 01/06/2002 3:26:24 PM PST by Roebucks
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To: CommiesOut
Odd that the author never explained how to get rid of this trojan.
15 posted on 01/06/2002 3:34:39 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: CommiesOut
I'm old fashioned, I just buy my music from a store.
16 posted on 01/06/2002 3:46:34 PM PST by isom35
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To: boomop1
Greetings Boom,

Hope you and Booboo are doing well.

Regards, Ftr.

17 posted on 01/06/2002 3:51:10 PM PST by FtrPilot
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To: malador
FYI
18 posted on 01/06/2002 3:51:49 PM PST by Rowdee
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To: CommiesOut
"One more sign that the happy times of unrestricted file-sharing may be coming to an end..."

Yeah right, maybe for him.
19 posted on 01/06/2002 3:58:17 PM PST by Djarum
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To: Roebucks
I don't believe Morpheus or WinMx have any spyware. They are the two best PTP I have found. Morpheus is faster but WinMx is more powerful and is better for finding high bitrate MP3's. Morpheus is great for finding software and registration cracks.
20 posted on 01/06/2002 4:39:14 PM PST by joebuck
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To: CommiesOut; *tech_index
Filing at *tech_index
21 posted on 01/06/2002 4:42:32 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: one_particular_harbour
Should I do that?
23 posted on 01/06/2002 5:11:07 PM PST by riley1992
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To: CommiesOut
Great, the Israeli's are spying on us again. They sure know how to win friends and influence people....
24 posted on 01/06/2002 5:12:17 PM PST by StolarStorm
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To: one_particular_harbour
yah... as i mentioned in post #13, i forgot i had it... i updated my version and found two
valuewares myself... i doubt zone alarm would have let them do much,
but i'm glad i read this thread. regards.
25 posted on 01/06/2002 5:16:48 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: one_particular_harbour
Okay, do I do the Ad-Wear or the Zone Alarm or both?
28 posted on 01/06/2002 5:19:54 PM PST by riley1992
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To: one_particular_harbour
Okay, I certainly want to be aware of when I am being probed. LOL

Zone Alarm it is.

31 posted on 01/06/2002 5:25:37 PM PST by riley1992
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To: riley1992
zone alarm is a firewall that will allow you to decide who gets in
or out of your computer... it is the best way to keep yourself from being
hacked. the ad-aware will let you know who's trying to get at your info
but the firewall will prevent it from happening. install the firewall (zone alarm)
and you shouldn't have to worry about the rest...
32 posted on 01/06/2002 5:25:46 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: madrussian, Askel5, Zviadist, Free the USA, struwwelpeter,NewAmsterdam, Black Jade,Carry_Okie,jmp
What They Know Could Hurt You
33 posted on 01/06/2002 5:25:48 PM PST by CommiesOut
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To: glock rocks
Thanks, that's what I'll do.
34 posted on 01/06/2002 5:27:01 PM PST by riley1992
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To: Roebucks
 I have a four computer, networked printer, and scanner at my house. I depend totally on Zone Alarm Pro, Norton System Works 2000, Adware, and my Linksys Nat firewall. Norton has caught more viruses (and quarantined them) than I want to remember!

 Frequent updates of virus definitions are required! The bad guys are persistent. A great source for security is grc.com this guy is the best geek in the world.

 

36 posted on 01/06/2002 5:30:18 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So
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To: boomop1
sawasdeee krup
38 posted on 01/06/2002 5:35:38 PM PST by porgygirl
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To: CommiesOut; All
Viruses are not the only attack that can be sent against you computer. There are also Trojans and Worms. Not just servers can get hit and or exploited. See:

http://grc.com/dos/intro.htm

This could allow the use of your machine by an unknown perpetrator to attack other machines such as a DOS attack. I could just see the Feds showing up at a door; "Sir why did you attack this other web site?" etc.

Here are the software packages I run in real-time. These won’t keep you completely secure but they certainly are better than nothing:

Spyblocker
http://www.morelerbe.com/spyblocker

Zone Alarm
http://www.zonelabs.com/

Tauscan
http://www.agnitum.com/

Trojan Hunter Guard
http://www.mischel.dhs.org/trojanhunter.asp

Analog-X Script Defender
< http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/system/sdefend.htm

These are the programs I run occasionally to insure my system is clean:

Ad-Aware
http://www.spychecker.com/download.html

TS-3 Trojan detector and remover
http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/

Any good virus checker and remover such as Norton.

This is a Web site that will give you more information than you ever thought possible about computer security:

http://www.wilders.org/

39 posted on 01/06/2002 5:38:22 PM PST by RadioAstronomer
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To: CommiesOut
Lots of free stuff here!!!
FREE!!!
40 posted on 01/06/2002 5:40:13 PM PST by RightWinger
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To: SeeRushToldU_So
Because it is relevant.
41 posted on 01/06/2002 5:41:45 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So
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To: CommiesOut
Also... if you have WINDOWS XP or ME go HERE

And see post # 7

42 posted on 01/06/2002 5:43:04 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: RadioAstronomer
We must have learned the same things at different times!

 

 Great choices for security!

43 posted on 01/06/2002 5:47:46 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So
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To: joebuck
For the record, joebuck & Roebucks are no relation. LOL.

I use WinMX as most of my current needs are musical. But, I'll keep Morpheus in mind. Thanks.

44 posted on 01/06/2002 5:51:05 PM PST by Roebucks
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To: CommiesOut
This is a bit off the subject, but I'm going to get a cable modem installed in a few days. Since I'll always be online, I'm concerned about security. Right now my computer has Zone Alarm and Norton AV 2001 installed. Is that enough for security, or is there something else I should install?
45 posted on 01/06/2002 5:51:47 PM PST by Genesis defender
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To: SeeRushToldU_So
Cool!! What do you think of Wilders.org. :)
46 posted on 01/06/2002 5:51:48 PM PST by RadioAstronomer
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To: Genesis defender
Check post #39 :)
47 posted on 01/06/2002 5:52:16 PM PST by RadioAstronomer
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To: Genesis defender
Spyblocker is great! :) Wilders.org will keep you busy for a few days! :)
48 posted on 01/06/2002 5:53:47 PM PST by RadioAstronomer
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To: RadioAstronomer
BTTT
49 posted on 01/06/2002 5:56:13 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: one_particular_harbour
Do you have a registry editor on your PC? If not, they are easily attained as either shareware or freeware. I'd recommend you doublechecking your registry for any value with "valueclick" in it and deleting them all. Ad aware is supposed to do it and catches them most of the time. Still, better safe than sorry.

A registry editor is also good for speeding up your computer by deleting anything from programs you used to, but no longer have installed. Do the same kind of registry search for them as for "valueclick".

If interested, I can find a free program and link it here.

One word of caution!!! DO NOT delete anything from your registry unless you are sure....

50 posted on 01/06/2002 5:57:11 PM PST by Roebucks
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