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techno_race
07-08-2007, 03:57 PM
I recently bought the FETCH! computer game and installed it. A couple months later, I downloaded and installed Spyware Detector. I just noticed that it classified FETCH! as "Critical, Backdoor.Sdbot."
Here are the entries it found:
Information :
Date: 7/8/2007 07-07-43
OS Version: Windows Vista
Computer Name: (censored)

Backdoor.Sdbot Folder c:\program files\common files\thraex software Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Folder c:\program files\common files\thraex software\autoupdator Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot File c:\program files\common files\thraex software\autoupdator\autoupdator.exe#@#43BB068D0B313801D30D28C0B2B7BF0D Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\"program name" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\program name\:autoupdater Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\"installed version" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\installed version\:1.10.00 Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\"info" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\info\:automated update tool Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\"proxy" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\proxy\:0 Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\"dial-up connection" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\dial-up connection\:1 Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\"proxy host" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\proxy host\:localhost Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\"moretodo" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\moretodo\:0 Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\"xml download url" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\xml download url\:http://www.thraexsoftware.com/au/update-info.xml Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\"directory" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\directory\:c:\program files\common files\thraex software\autoupdator Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\notready Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft\fetch Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft\fetch\"program name" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft\fetch\program name\:fetch Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft\fetch\"installed version" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft\fetch\installed version\:1.00 Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft\fetch\"xml download url" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft\fetch\xml download url\:http://www.virtual-playground.co.uk/updates/fetchupdate.xml Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Value hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft\fetch\"silentmodeallowed" Scan
Backdoor.Sdbot Registry Data hkey_local_machine\software\thraex software\autoupdator\programs\valusoft\fetch\silentmodeallowed\:1

avast! doesn't catch it. Spybot doesn't catch it. Ad-Aware doesn't catch it. Is FETCH! spyware, or is Spyware Detector rogue antispyware? I have never heard of Thraex Software, but ValuSoft is the company that makes FETCH!. I haven't quite been able to figure this out. I really had a hard time figuring it out, because Wikipedia doesn't have an article on FETCH!. :confused: I guess, while I'm at it, I'll go see if Wikipedia knows anything about Spyware Detector.

Please respond if you have any tips!

thetestingsite
07-08-2007, 04:04 PM
In my opinion, if Spybot doesn't catch it, then it isn't spyware. Also, if a respected company such as Valuesoft created the program in question, then it should be fine (as I doubt they would be putting spyware in their software).
I could be wrong though being as this is just my opinion, but hope this helps.

techno_race
07-08-2007, 04:14 PM
Thank you for the prompt response!

I really haven't figured this one out.
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/valusoft.com
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/thraexsoftware.com
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/spywaredetector.com

?????????

techno_race
07-08-2007, 04:26 PM
...And a chase through Wikipedia:
I type 'valusoft' in the searchbox.
It says that page doesn't exist, but the first entry in the result list is:
ValuSoft
Relevance: 100%
I click on that, which redirects me to THQ. :confused:
I look through that page and can't find the word ValuSoft anywhere. What‽