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    Default iopus, Where Does It Come From?

    Found iopus in a Spybot scan...can this come in from the internet?

    I got a funny feeling that someone opened this puter in Safe Mode, using Administrator's properties and stuck it in on me.

    Any thoughts?


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    Default Re: iopus, Where Does It Come From?

    It looks like Iopus make internet and computer monitoring software, for networks or something & password recovery s/w. According to google.

    Look in add/remove programs, see if there's an entry for Iopus Password recovery, or Iopus Starr Pro, which is the monitoring software.

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    Default Re: iopus, Where Does It Come From?

    It's not in the programs area...but Spybot keeps on coughing it up for me to kill the process.......hmmmmmmm..

    I am gonna go into Safe/ADMIN mode and scan again...


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    Default Re: iopus, Where Does It Come From?

    Hi Joe. I thought you needed its own password to uninstall this beast.

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    Default Re: iopus, Where Does It Come From?

    OK...now I am concerned!

    It's password?

    Is this gonna show in Add/Delete?...I don't see it there...but now Spybot cannot find it...Hm..what's going on here?

    Is this thing adaptive and can it hide where it wants when it feels threatened?



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    Default Re: iopus, Where Does It Come From?

    What did Spybot say exactly??

    It was a minimal threat? A threat? A cookie? or what?

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    Default Re: iopus, Where Does It Come From?

    Well....a little more research reveals this stuff about IOpus:

    Name: IOpus Password Recovery XP
    Category: Password Cracker
    Date: 2004-02-24
    Dangerous: Yes
    IOpus Password Recovery XP belongs to Password Cracker spyware category.
    iOpus Password Recovery XP allows you to decrypt & display password stored behind the asterisks. It is the first tool of its kind that works automatically on Web pages, Windows 9x/NT & Windows 2000/XP platforms. It's presense means that your computer is infected with malicious software and is insecure.

    I hope this killed it once and for all:

    1. Click Start > Run.
    2. Type regedit

    Then click OK.

    3. Navigate to the key:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform

    4. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "iOpus-I-M" = "[empty string]"

    5. Delete the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall\iOpus Password Recovery XP
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\iOpusPasswordRecovery
    6. Exit the Registry Editor

    BTW: this is one of the first in two years that got by my security stuff...but SpyBot found it anyway...


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    Default Re: iopus, Where Does It Come From?

    Hmm,

    This

    I think, is what Symantec calls it, and how to fix it.

    btw, a new detection update has just come out, if u havent updated Spybot yet.
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 27-05-2006 at 10:43 AM.

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    Default Re: iopus, Where Does It Come From?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales
    What did Spybot say exactly??

    It was a minimal threat? A threat? A cookie? or what?
    SpyBot reported it as a Beta .sbi whatever that is....in the front sheet of the products, iopus is listed as a keylogger too....


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