I have webup.exe, and it is the 2001 version of webshots. I've been using the Webshots program for years for desktop wallpaper and screensaver (although I haven't downloaded any pictures for probably a year or 2 now), this is the second computer I've used it on, just love it.
So today I finally figured out what to do in what exact order to get my favorite 'second opinion' online AV scanner to run (thanks, Oldsod!), and it tagged this little webup.exe file, which I've had for 7 years now and which ZASS 6.5 doesn't identify as being a problem. I had neglected to set the software to 'report only', so I lost the .exe, but I had a backup on a CD. I restored that and restarted the scan, this time on 'report only'. It also tagged the .exe I had copied from the CD.
I had virustotal.com scan it, and I got the following results:
A v a s t 4.7.1098.0: Win32.Adware-gen
B i t d e f e n d e r 7.2: Adware.Gator.AT
Fortinet 126.96.36.199: Adware/Gator
McAfee 5219: potentially unwanted program, Adware-GAIN
Panda 188.8.131.52: Adware/Gator
I had to use Webshots feedback form to notify them. Many people just let their AV software do its thing and it does, deleting stuff without asking first, and I'm sure Webshots should be happy to know why their paying customers might be having problems all of a sudden. I am not a paying member, so e-mail exchange is not likely, although I did strongly urge them to contact me anyway.
I'll run a full system scan with the antispyware portion of ZASS at some later date, my computer has been spending enough time being scanned for the day.
So...I don't think Webshots is malware. Anyone?
ZoneAlarm Security Suite version:6.5.737.000
Anti-virus Vet engine version:31.1.0.000
Anti-virus signature DAT file version:31.1.5501.000
Anti-spyware engine version:184.108.40.206
Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200801.3255
Operating System: Windows XP Pro
Software Version: 6.5
Product Name: ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
Message Edited by amethyst on 01-31-2008 03:57 PM
Message Edited by amethyst on 01-31-2008 03:59 PM