[access-uk] Re: "Honey Pot"

I once had a download management application, can't remember exactly which one now but the nasties it brought in were incredible. I removed it and have no where near so many now and quite honestly don't seem to need one. The speed of my downloads seem no different with or without but I feel safer without.

Roger

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Douglas Harrison" <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:49 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: "Honey Pot"



Thanks Simon.  That's  all I need!

The only software I have installed recently was Free Download Manager. Webroot firewall
did ask if it was OK to install something, but I thought that it was the download manager
itself, but perhaps it was the "honey pot".


I think that I might ask for advice from Webroot Support before trying to get rid of it, but if
removing and re-installing Spysweeper worked for you, it is probably worth a try.


I was interested in what you say about how it probably reports the info it has picked up.
Initially I had thought that as Webroot Firewall (unlike the XP firewall) intercepts outgoing
traffic, even if it were collecting information it could not send it anywhere, but perhaps I am
wrong.


Douglas






On 10 Oct 2006 at 14:02, simon.dowling wrote:

hi Douglas, don't want to alarm you, but this has nothing to do with
screen readers, it is something you have downloaded recently. I had
exactly the same, a while ago, and eventually I tracked it down from
sygates security log. its a trojan, and what it does every time the honey
pot message flashes up, it is taking a screen shot of your screen, so it
records key strokes, and other sensitive information such as passwords,
account details etc. then from time to time it will send the info back to
someone usually through a encrypted mailer service to the persons who may
use it for there own means. I had to remove web route spy sweeper, then
reinstall it before it would pick it up. a system restore doesn't fix the
problem, you think its gone and it still popped up from time to time. so
remove spy sweeper, reinstall it, and you should be ok. I also recommend
trojan guard as well. hth ----- Original Message ----- From: "Douglas
Harrison" <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent:
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 1:33 PM Subject: [access-uk] Re: "Honey Pot"


> Thanks Christopher. At least I now know that it is unlikely to be due > to something undesirable being picked up by my machine. I installed > Free Download Manager yesterday and was beginning to suspect that to be > the culprit. > > incidentally I use Hal, so that whatever the cause it is apparently not > peculiar to a particular screen reader. > > > Douglas


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