Is this a virus...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott Burke, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. Scott Burke

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    I have this file in windows that is trying to access the internet, but I'm blocking it. This file is wnad.exe. Does anybody know what this file is? Thanks for the help!!
     
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    It's not a virus, it is Spyware/Adware. It is included with the game "Yo Mama Osama!". Download AdAware 5.7 from http://www.download.com, or remove it manually using this info from Mcafee.
    Spyware doesn't do damage like viruses, but it can access the internet (sending personal info to marketing sites) or download pop-up ads to your system. Therefore, most anti-virus programs won't detect or remove spyware. AdAware, which is free software, will though.
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  3. Scott Burke

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    Thanks for the quick reply!!
     

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