Someone was looking for data recovery software a while back. There
is a very good program available free for one day at Glarysoft's give
away site. 5-8-14 Snag it if you can now because there's no telling when
it will be offered again. ^_^
Just noticed in the comments after there's at least one or two
indications may be contaminated download w/ a positive virus scan...
Might pay to be extra cautious...then again being a recovery app it's
possible it is a false positive given the nature of the beast.
The site is run by a software developer with a good reputation and scans
anything they offer as a giveaway. It's not unusual for some software to
get a "false positive" for a virus from some antivirus software. It's
not a hacker site for cracked software which often contains a virus.
I've downloaded and installed a lot of software from the site and have
never gotten a virus from it. ^_^
Did you look at the readme included with that download ? There's a key
there , probably one that identifies the user as one that got the free
download . It also says you have to activate it before the giveaway period
is over . Bet a lot of folks did like me , got it with the idea of sitting
on it until I need it . Now I need to ddecide whether to go ahead and load
it , anand decide if I want to do it on all my comps . Thing is , I've never
needed a program of this type , and I'm not so sure there isn't a hook
somewhere in there ...
Alrighty kids , this program is a carrier for Win32/PolyCrpt.dropper.
which installs <from the www.securelist.com website>
Ensures subsequent autorun of installed files:
by writing to autorun keys in the system registry
Injects its code into the specific processes
Adds the following programs to the list of trusted applications:
Connects to specific Internet addresses
Creates unique identifiers to flag its presence in the system
I'll be deleting this file w/out installing . Y'all have been warned ...
I didn't have the same experience as you had. I have a pretty well
locked down system with antivirus and antimalware software. I ran a
check with another antimalware/antivirus software after reading your
post. The software is "Malwarebytes". When I ran it, the scan showed
everything I knew was on my system such as a key-logger that I purposely
installed. There were all sorts of other things that I either used like
some nefarious hacking tools or stuff I already have blocked. If you're
interested, I'm posting the link to their site. ^_^
Are you sure this is loaded in this program? I did install it, my
virus scanner was OK with it and I do not find any of the indications
of it that are described on a couple security sites (nothing strange
in the "run" entries of the registry etc)
I downloaded the "grtdatarecoveryv2.1.zip" file onto my business
computer's C:\Download folder and then copied it to a USB memory card.
I put that USB memory card into a USB slot on my web surfing computer
and used the 7-Zip freeware program to unzip the installation program
onto my surfing computer's desk top. I then executed the installation
program and it told me I had to register the product before the free
download period was over. It also gave me a twenty-something
alphanumeric code, which I presumed was the registration code. It told
me to register the product, so I connected to the internet and hit the
"Register" button on the running program. I think I registered the
program correctly. I then tried to use the GRT Data Recovery program to
re-recover the files I had on a corrupted USB drive I had talked about
in here earlier in the month.
The GRT Data Recovery program told me that the USB memory card I had
with the corrupted FAT was a 0 Megabyte disk and it couldn't find ANY
files on it at all.
I never unzipped the GRT Data Recovery Installation program in my
business computer. I only downloaded the grtdatarecoveryv2.1.zip file,
copied that file to another USB memory stick and used that memory stick
to load the .zip file onto my surfing computer. And, everything else I
did was on the surfing computer.
If this program carries a virus, is it possible that I now have a virus
on my business computer? Or, would I have had to have unzipped the
program and/or run the installation program on my business computer
before there was any risk of getting a virus on my business computer?
In the ReadMe file in the GRT Data Recovery folder in the Programs
folder, it says:
In order to register please do the following
- select Register menu item from (Help) menu
- In the dialog window insert registration code into Serial number field
and click Ok button
I have my registration code, but I can't find a Help menu anywhere.
Does anyone know where that Help menu is supposed to be?
The program executable doesn't have any tool bar at all.
The sites I regularly use for downloading and installing give away
software are Give Away Of The Day and Glarysoft's give away site. I'v
had no problems with software from either site because the people who
run them have a good reputation and scan for malware anything they
offer. If something were wrong, they would immediately take it down and
let everyone know. I have seen false positives for a virus in a lot
software especially if it must get into system files in order to
function. I just downloaded and installed the software which updated the
version that I already have. I have other GRT software on my system and
have never had a problem with it. I just did a deep scan with Avast
Antivirus and IObit Malware Fighter and there was no threat detected. I
do trust the the two sites I use and install their offerings on multiple
computers which are running different brands of antimalware software.
Glarysoft actually produces system cleaning software so I doubt they
would offer anything infected with a virus. ^_^
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