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Old 17th August 2011, 01:15 PM
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Default "Dropper blocked"?

Suddenly. I keep getting this warning from Avast every time I open an app I've been using for over two years.

The application is Undercover XP.


Full system scans by Avast and Spybot -Search And Destroy pick up nothing. I don't really know what a 'dropper' is,only that it's apparently nasty.

Could the warning be a false positive? Is there another(free) application I can use to check?
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Old 17th August 2011, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: "Dropper blocked"?

http://www.symantec.com/security_res...082718-3007-99

Not sure what will show it up tho, but searching should show how to remove it, try google!
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Old 17th August 2011, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: "Dropper blocked"?

Thanks guys,will try both.

Addendum; Mr B:tried 'Housecall', (thank you) no threats found. I think I'll look for an Avast forum

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Old 17th August 2011, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: "Dropper blocked"?

http://www.virustotal.com/ might have something for you.
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Old 18th August 2011, 01:31 AM
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Default Re: "Dropper blocked"?

Seamus: have a go at ESET's online scanner as well. The antivirus software alone has a high rate of successful catches so I would not be surprised if the scanner performs similarly as well.

My guess as to what a "dropper" is - it is an app that loves to drop some kind of malicious software without the user's consent. Not quite sure why invention of such a term was deemed necessary as that pretty much seems to count as a trojan.
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