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Adobe Trojan

Jun 30, 2010 8:55 AM

After I was able to follow instructions From Other Sites regarding the Trojan that Adobe dropped in my lap last Friday, (hours before one of the busiest weekends of my career), I see that yesterday, Adobe showed up for work on Monday and sent me some kind of "update".

 

Naturally, it did not load.

 

I see this morning, Adobe has sent another "update", (or perhaps the same one resent).

 

I was just wondering if this little bit-bomb sitting in my tray is as explosive as that ugly monster Adobe gave me last Friday.

 

In other words, is this update safe?

 
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    Jun 30, 2010 9:37 AM   in reply to meridethtohayes1

    Hard to say. The last one was safe. This is the first I've heard of any specific problem with the last update.


     
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    Jun 30, 2010 8:48 PM   in reply to meridethtohayes1

    meridethtohayes1 wrote:

     

    Adobe has sent another "update"...

     

    How did Adobe "send" an update to you?  If it was by email, you can be 100% sure that it is not from Adobe!

     

    If the Adobe Updater alerted you (check your Task Manager), then it is legitimate.

     
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    Jul 1, 2010 4:01 AM   in reply to meridethtohayes1

    Could not understand your problem.

    What version of Reader is there on your machine?

    What is the title of the update popup you are receiving continuously? If it says "Adobe Reader Updater", you should update your reader with that update.

     
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    Jul 1, 2010 6:57 AM   in reply to meridethtohayes1

    To see what this update is, you will have to click on the sys tray icon whose pop up says "Update is ready to install" and it should bring up a "Adobe Reader Updater" dialog with a "details" link. Click on the "details" link, which should take you to some URL and the page will have information regarding the update.

     
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    Jul 1, 2010 7:45 AM   in reply to meridethtohayes1

    meridethtohayes1 wrote:


     

    Info:

     

         Adobe\Reader\8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe

     

         Trojan.Win32.Vilsel.aift

     

         A Bing search reveals that apparently, I am not the only one:

     

         http://www.bing.com/search?q=adobe+trojan.Win32.Vilsel.aift&src=IE-Sea rchBox&For m=IE8SRC

     

     

    Sounds like a false positive to me. What gives the impression that it is an actual trojan other than the warning from your AV software?

     
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