Is this a false positive?

  johndrew 17:05 25 Aug 2007

I ran a full scan of my PC today with AVG, Defender, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Spyware Terminator and a-squared free. Everything was clear (apart from a few cookies) until the scan with a-squared which came up with `btwebcontrol.dll` in Windows\system32. It claimer it is a `dialer`.

I have Googled it but find the results a bit confusing and inconclusive. I am and always have been with Wanadoo/Orange so many of the possible false positives would not apply.

Can anyone throw any light on the subject please?

Thanks in anticipation.

  VoG II 17:12 25 Aug 2007

I'm not sure either but click here

  johndrew 17:21 25 Aug 2007

Thanks for your swift response.

I have it quarantined and as you can see my connection still works, so unless there is better information/evidence I shall leave it there.

First `nasty` for some considerable time; hope it stays that way!!!

Thanks again.

  woodchip 17:32 25 Aug 2007

Are you on Dial-Up????? Are you using BT as your ISP???

  johndrew 17:40 25 Aug 2007

The answer to both is `no`.

I was with Wanadoo on dial-up over 20 months ago but converted to Wanadoo (now Orange) broadband and have been there ever since.

  woodchip 17:45 25 Aug 2007

If you are not on Dial-Up. then there is no reason to fear a Dial-Up program as it will not work with BB

  johndrew 17:51 25 Aug 2007

Thanks for that.

I still have my old modem installed and it could be used in an emergency so being rid of a dialer has to be worthwhile. It would also be interesting to know where I picked it up. The only possible site I can think of was the clock here click here McAfee SiteAdvisor said it was safe, but Web Security Guard had it down as suspect.

  woodchip 17:53 25 Aug 2007

Its OK so long as it's not connected

  woodchip 17:54 25 Aug 2007

Only thing I could think of for using my old Modem, would be to send faxes

  cocteau48 17:57 25 Aug 2007

If it is any consolation johndrew I think that nearly everything which A squared has ever found on my system has turned out to be a false positive.
If you look on their forum the number of postings querying FP's outnumbers everything else.

  brundle 18:01 25 Aug 2007

Upload it to virustotal; click here

Scans the file with several AV products

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