About the new Windows Media Player Trojans everybody's talking about

By Pegasus04
Jan 12, 2005
  1. Hi, it's me again. Yeah, I know, but you have to understand, my job is pretty boring. :zzz:

    So, here it goes:

    What do you know about the new couple of trojans that download spyware when WMP is set to automatically download licenses?

    Will SpywareBlaster + SpybotS&D with TeaTimer activated + Mcafee's VirusShield protect against this? Maybe their last updates already do this, in that case, enlighten me.

    Teatimer always warns when the registry is being changed. Does the WMP's automatic license downloading (with no virus involved) makes registry changes when downloading one?

    When I installed it, I unchecked this option, but I allowed it to retrieve file info regarding my mp3's. Is this a possible/sure threat?

    Using Winamp's retrieving capabilities is more secure than WMP's? Is it the other way around, or is it the same thing?

    Should I use another video player? Which one is your choice? The same question goes for mp3's players.

    Have a nice day, everyone! :giddy:
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