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VIRUS ALERT : Freemake Video Converter 4.1.3 (PUP infection)

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February 28, 2014 7:56:42 AM

** VIRUS ALERT **

The freeware install for

    FREEMAKE VIDEO CONVERTER 4.1.3

is being used as a trojan to install the (PUP) virus
malwarebytes found these files associated with the install


    PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A
    PUP.Optional.Conduit.A


The install program itself : FreemakeVideoConverterSetup.exe


    contains (PUP.Optional.OpenCandy)


The install results in Conduit being installed, as well as the PUP virus.
February 28, 2014 8:03:59 AM

Hi,

Yes you have to watch out for them, a lot of free software is bundle with bloatware and spyware !
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February 28, 2014 8:35:16 AM

Yes. OpenCandy is appearing more and more attached to previously good freeware.

Thanks for the info.
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March 3, 2014 2:37:52 AM

I just hate it when people get caught out, by something that used to be a nice FREEWARE product (and now has the internet gift that keeps on giving)
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