Screwfix website and Trojans

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Every time I visit the Screwfix website my 'Spyware Doctor' software tells me that Screwfix has put Trojan.lop_com on my pc.
Anyone else found this?
Ret.
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"Ret." <xxx> wrote in message

is already infected.
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Clive wrote:

Spyware scans show no infection - until after I have visited the Screwfix site!
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"Ret." <xxx> wrote in message

More than likely your PC is infected and you need to give it a good old clean .... try http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/ for free antivirus software.
Ash
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Oh ... you could also try a good Crap Cleaner as well ... http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
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Ash wrote:

I have Avast, Spyware Doctor, SpyBot S&D, and Spyware Blaster already installed on my system. It's only after a visit to Screwfix that the Trojan is found.
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Ret. wrote:

Ret,
Norton Internet Security 2009 shows no infection when I visited that site.
It would appear that it's your computer that has the problem.
Have a look here for some details of the Adware Lop.com
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid 03-092919-5421-99&tabid=1
Or you could even look here
http://www.pctools.com/mrc/infections/id/Trojan.Lop_com /
And then use Spyware Doctor to remove the problem.
Cash
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Cash wrote:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid 03-092919-5421-99&tabid=1

I have Spyware Doctor installed on my system (plus Spyware Blaster, and SpyBot S&D). If I do a scan with Spyware Doctor and SpyBot now they will come up clean. If I visit Screwfix and then do a scan - Spyware Doctor will find the Trojan and remove it for me!
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Are you sure it's a Trojan and not just a tracking cookie?
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Ash wrote:

All I can go on is what Spyware Doctor tells me it is - which is Trojan.lop_com - and which it describes as a Trojan. Spyware Doctor frequently finds half a dozen tracking cookies whenever it does a scheduled scan - but it always describes them as low-risk items which can, in certain circumstances, be helpful.
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"Ret." <xxx> wrote in message

can only be removed properly (at a cost) by Spyware Doctor. Now call me a cynic but.......
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"Ret." <xxx> wrote in message

After reading this thread I downloaded Spyware Doctor and ran the scanner. It found 8 threats and 47 infections including Trojan.Pakes.A which I have looked at on the web and it is a very high risk. I clicked for Spyware Doctor to fix and low and behold I find I have to pay 30 for the licence. Why don't these sites tell you that a payment will be required in order to use the program fully. They advertise as a "free download" which is technically correct. What I don't understand though is I have Spybot S&D, CCleaner and Adaware all installed ant they find nothing. Is Spyware Doctor 'finding' these threats so I buy the licence I wonder!!
Cheers
John
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John wrote:

I got my copy from a magazine cover disk. It's a full copy although 'last year's' ! It definitely does find a lot more spyware than Adaware, SpyBot S&D etc. It also has a very user-friendly interface and you can configure it to carry out scheduled scans. I rate it highly.
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Ret. wrote:

Ret,
Be aware of the false positives.
Earlier tonight I download AntiSpyware from www.antispyware.com, [1] run the program and it 'found' a host of 'infected' files, and to remove these would cost me $$ - and one of those 'infected files' was a legitimate program, Ashampoo Burning Studio!
When I dig a little deeper and start looking for the trails that these infections leave in the registry after installation - I did not find a single one that belonged to any of them...draw your own conclusions.
As a matter of interest Norton Internet Security 2009 nor Spybot Search and Destroy (both fully updated) even sniffed at a problem with any of the malware that was raised by AntiSpyware - so I suspect that this program (which has been demoted to the HOSTS file by Spybot) could be considered as Panic Ware.
[1] As a result of not being able to connect to their website on the computer I'm using now (I downloaded it using a different, unprotected computer) and before I found their site address had been 'dumped' in the HOSTS file.
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Cash wrote:

Oh I agree that there is a lot of this 'panicware' available for 'free download' - which then, after giving a multitude of false postives (and frightening the ignorant!) then requires payment to enable it to 'deal' with the problem.
PC Tools software (which includes Spyware Doctor) is generally regarded as good quality stuff however and although it does highlight cookies etc - it does inform of the level of risk which, of course, is low for such things.
I also use PC Tools Registry Mechanic which I rate highly. It invariably finds redundant registry entries after programs have been uninstalled and which have been 'left behind'. I recently downloaded Windows Live Mail to give it a try but uninstalled it after a few days. A scan with Registry Mechanic found 28 redundant registry entries related to Live Mail which had not been removed with the uninstall.
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Ret. wrote:

I quite agree with your rating for Registry Mechanic, and in fact subscribed to it for a few years - up until last year when I received their renewal notice for nearly $30 American which equated to around 17 (at the time) - and then found that they actually wanted nearly 30, almost double the dollar conversion (a typical Amercan sales pattern).
I now use the outdated Registry Mechanic to clean some problems (especially those caused by Serif Photoplus 10 not releasing some of its registry entries when closing) and the registry cleaner in free CCleaner for the rest - and CCleaner seems to have become more reliable since I first used it some years ago.
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Cash wrote:

My copy of Registry Mechanic came off a magazine cover disk so hasn't cost me anything. I'm never convinced that this annual update of software is as much of a benefit as the providers claim!
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I know what you mean John ... I've downloaded "Free Software" to clear out the junk and speed up the PC and it found 29,000+ bits of junk and then said if I wanted to remove them I'd have to pay ... my PC is 6 years old and creaking at the seams but if it can handle 29,000+ bits of junk I don't think it's doing all that bad so I'll stick with the junk until the PC finally curls it's little clogs up.
I wonder sometimes if there really are threats , junk etc that need removing or if it's just over sensitive software and smart sales pitch to worry you into buying the licence/software.
Best of luck
Ash
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Spyware Doctor always throws up a lot of false positives, I used to use it all the time but got so fed up with it. I had it scan my own website just after I had re-launched everything and it found "A problem" which at the time it did with any site that was built via FrontPage 2000.
I think you have to take some of these programs at face value and ask yourself is this likely? Espcially with adware.
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