In my search for a cheap/free virus scanner for my windows 2003 server (which i use for development) i found bkav. I installed it like back in July of 2009. It had a glowing review from cnet and I felt comfortable about using it.
Long story short, my computer started acting funny about 3 weeks ago: not allowing me to use online virus scanners such as TrendMicro or Bitdefender etc..
And then I started to discover error messages in my event log. Something was building and corrupting my system. I suspected I had a Trojan.
After researching, I found an open source antivirus called ClamWin. Not the best interface in the world, but it caught what I suspected, a trojan called Trojan W32.Virtu.di in the bkav install directory. According to
is a really nasty little Sh$% !. Read the description about it’s “polymorphic” behavior here:
I don’t want to cause undo alarm, but I felt confident in installing bkav because of its rave reviews from cnet a while back. Does anyone recall that article? Well, if it is so good, why can’t you find it on their download site now?
My suggestion, DO NOT TOUCH THIS PIECE OF sh%6 with a ten foot poll…the one I downloaded (disclamer: I may have downloaded an infected version — 😉 ah huh)
And by all means DO NOT RUN THE EXECUTABLE IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DOWNLOADED IT AND THOUGHT like me, that YOU WERE GETTING A FREE LUNCH.
If anyone has similar experiences with bkav please post a reply.
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