Freemake Video Converter and Freemake Video Downloader - system hijack . !!

Discussion in 'Security' started by Olde Farte, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Olde Farte

    Olde Farte

    Jul 30, 2014
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    Been chasing a problem for a while. Message on startup, "Product updater has stopped working". Not a system or OS problem. Chased it down to the Freemake Video Converter and the Freemake Video Downloader. My AV program (Panda Cloud Antivirus) tags both as having a trojan. Installed both with AV off. Yep, error message on re-boot. Uninstalled both Freemake programs, no further problems. Full AV scan and Malwarebytes scan, all clean. Both Freemake programs download and install .Netframework 4 Client Profile as well. Leave .Netframework or delete it, up to the individual user.

    In all, WARNING about Freemake products. The trojan gets into the OS.

    Olde Farte.
    Olde Farte, Jun 28, 2015
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