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Old 05 October 2005, 11:08   #1
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Just come across this file on my laptop "WINNT\etb\pokapoka69.exe\pokapoka69.exe" Looks a bit fishy to me sounds a bit like some porno virus Any ideas as to what it is? Do I need to get rid of it?
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Old 05 October 2005, 11:20   #2
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Just paste the name into Google....

Do you have a virus checker running and up to date? is that how you spotted it?
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Its a trojan: google it then kill it
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Just paste the name into Google....

Do you have a virus checker running and up to date? is that how you spotted it?
Virus checker not upto date yes just run MacAfee Stinger on it and it seemed to stop on this file for a long time
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some useful info...

with instructions for getting rid of it..

http://forums.thatcomputerguy.us/ind...=0&#entry94932
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Just a quick plug - after trying out all the anti virus checkers around - including very expensive corporate ones the best I have ever come across is

http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free...ee_344a618.exe

NOT time limited and updates all the time - has caught stuff the leading names have missed.

I seed they also do one with a personal firewall built in - no exp of that!!!
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Caution!

That link not only goes directly to the executable file, but redirects to a Czech web site.

Think carefully..... Bloke on internet recommends that I go to a Czech website and download some software because he says it's the best thing since sliced bread...

Can I suggest going to grisoft.com or free.grisoft.com first and having a little look before leaping in?
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....Think carefully..... Bloke on internet recommends that I go to a Czech website and download some software because he says it's the best thing since sliced bread...
Just to save Codprawn the trouble

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I DIDN’T SAY THAT…….WHY DON’T PEOPLE ON HERE LISTEN……I HAVE A FRIEND……STOP PICKING ON ME
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Thanks Richard for you sensible words! I have to admit to downloading this & have now deleted it after your advice!
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Hey, I'm sure it's fine, but just be aware! I've got a superb firewall set up here, and yes, I clicked on it to have a look. Only when the firewall stopped me did I start to take a closer look...
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