Spyware detected by fre zonealarm tool

  pl12345 21:23 19 Sep 2007

Hi all,

was just getting the latest updates for ZA firewall and fell for a free scan they were offering, "SystemCheckup_ZoneAlarm2.exe" as I hadn't scanned my PC for a while. This is a sales gimmick as it scans but doesn't remove infections unless you pay.

Needless to say it says i have spyware on my PC so I've run my freeware sw, spybot and adaware with the latest updates - even did an avg virus scan and downloaded Spyware Doctor™ 5.0 for Windows from click here. Other than a few tracking cookies none of these detected any problems but the zonealarm software still says there's a problem!

How worried should I be and what can I do about it without paying?


  Technotiger 21:27 19 Sep 2007

I would ignore it and not worry about it. You have taken all the necessary precautions - it is as you said, they are just after your hard earned cash.

  VoG II 21:28 19 Sep 2007

Try scanning with these

Superantispyware click here

AVG Antispyware click here

If they report clear it is probably a con.

  Stuartli 21:45 19 Sep 2007

The latest version of ZoneAlarm (free) is 7.0.362.0.

I installed this back on July 31st...:-)

  Stuartli 21:47 19 Sep 2007

Unless you mean a paid for version from Monday?

click here

  Totally-braindead 21:51 19 Sep 2007

I would do the scans the others have suggested and if they find nothing ignore it.
There seems to more and more of this sort of scam going about and they rely on the fear they instill with the warning messages to get you to part with your cash. Sadly if you do part with your cash the chances are that it will not help things but make things much worse.

  [email protected] 21:52 19 Sep 2007

mine says

  Stuartli 21:54 19 Sep 2007

I did a search for a possible later version, but only 7.0.362.0 came up.

I'll have another look...:-)

  Stuartli 21:55 19 Sep 2007

Found it - only issued today:

click here

  [email protected] 21:56 19 Sep 2007

rather worryingly! downloaded from check point, hope it's ok!

  [email protected] 21:57 19 Sep 2007

thats ok then. downloaded it last night.

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