By phazezero
Jul 15, 2012
  1. Was installing some software on my Windows XP and when I went to enter the kygen.exe I got a an Ad-Watch Live Alert saying the process keygen.exe(5544) was blocked from starting & that it was identifid as Win32.Trojan agent.
    Is this actually a trojan or is Ad-Watch being overly cautious?
    Appreciate the help.
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Correct spelling is keygen.exe

    keygen.exe is a Backdoor.W32.Agent. A keygen or crack can also be used to pirate software.

    What is the software you are attempting to install? Does it have a price? Did you pay it? Did you download either the software or the keygen from a torrent site?
  3. phazezero

    phazezero TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The software is Winzip 16.0. Did not pay for it. Got it thru a group that shares software and music, etc. It was downloaded thru pando.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    WinZip Standard cost $30.00. Sharing software without paying for it, using a keygen or crack instead, is piracy.

    Piracy is illegal. If your group is 'sharing' other software programs and music, I suggest you stop. In addition to the illegal aspect, it is a prime way to get malware.

    P2P programs are a major source of Malware infections.

    Pando is file sharing software. Using these programs may have contributed- or caused the current malware.
    • As long as you are using file sharing networks and programs which are from sources that are not documented, you cannot verity that a download is legitimate.
    • Malware writers use these program to include malicious content.
    • File sharing is usually unmonitored and there is a danger that your private files might be accessed.
    • The 'sharing' also includes malware that the shared system has on it.
    • Files that are illegal can be spread through file sharing.
    Please read the information on P2P Warning to help you better understand these dangers.

    Even if you are using a P2P program that is deemed safe, it is only the program that is safe. Any files that you receive using a "safe" P2P program may be infected with Malware. The malware writers use P2P file-sharing as a major conduit to spread infected files.

    We do not support piracy.
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