Messenger Plus and Dropper Trojan.

  [email protected]@m 14:11 11 Dec 2003
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Installed and ran AVG on a neighbours' Windows 98. It found two entries for Dropper.Swicer.A trojan, and deleted them.

Back home, a Google search revealed their origin to be Messenger Plus, a program her children had downloaded. But worryingly, there were indications it is not that simple to remove them.

Any previous on this, please?

  Jester2K II 14:18 11 Dec 2003

Messenger Plus is an addon for MSN Messenger. It contains Spyware.

I also did a Google search and found the reviews at Download.com that mention this. It all seems very confused...

You said yourself the two instances were deleted so its gone. Rescan to make sure...

  [email protected]@m 14:23 11 Dec 2003

Thanks, yes I've phoned Sue to scan again. Wondered if it will re-appear on re-boot?

  Chegs ® 16:20 11 Dec 2003

Messenger Plus asks if you want to install a sponsor,clicking no,it still installs.I have it installed on both mine and my daughters puters,ad-aware/AVG/Spybot finds nothing.

  [email protected]@m 16:26 11 Dec 2003

That may be the reason! If they clicked yes, that will have installed the trojans.

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