Gaim automagically uninstalled?
scott at sauyet.com
Tue May 8 12:02:58 EDT 2007
Daniel Atallah wrote:
> There are no automatic updates. You (or someone else) would have had
> to choose to uninstall it.
Or Symantec Antivirus might decide gaim.exe is infected with something
called W32.Grum.A and choose to remove it. Nine seconds later it
detected something called bncmdue7h.dll, a brand new malware first seen
in the wild May 4 (according to http://tinyurl.com/yu5ey9). I'm sure
one of these two viruses is responsible for all of this. I don't know
if there was a real infection in Gaim. I usually check the download MD5
hashes, but I don't remember Gaim/Pidgin coming with one, so perhaps it
was a corrupted download, but it had been running for more than a month
on this machine without any issue.
In any case, I'm off to repair the damage.
But this list should probably know that Symantec may be reporting an
issue with W32.Grum.A (http://tinyurl.com/2npume) in one of the late
betas of Gaim.
Thanks for your help,
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