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    atsfrw Guest

    Default win32.trojan.dialer.hz - False Positive?

    HI;

    Zone Alarm has been saying "win32.trojan.dialer.hz" is on my home computers, but it is only Zone Alarm that is detecting it. (Have also run Spybot S & D, Norton anti-virus, MS Anti-Spyware and the latest and greatest of Spy Sweeper, all producing no hits. Note - All products are up to date.) I have been unable to trace the source at this time. Have read this may be a false positive on the Zone Alarm web site, but that was 2 or 3 years ago. Is it still true as being a false positive, after all of this time? If is is a false positive does Zone Alarm have a fix?

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro
    Software Version:6.1

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    Default Re: win32.trojan.dialer.hz - False Positive?

    I had the exact same alert come up on my system. I suspected it might be a false positive because no other AS program found it. I don't know where it came from but it was a registry entry. I quarantined it anyway. I have not noticed any effect on my system at all one way or the other. In addition to ZAP 6.1.744 with all features enabled I run NAV 2003 (as part of SystemWorks 2003), Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster, MS Antispyware, McAfee Antispyware 2006 v2, McAfee Quickclean and Webroot SpySweeper. I only have an Athlon XP 2600+ with 1GB RAM. Believe it or not my system is really quite fast. I even play games like Call of Duty 2 with all the AV and AS software turned on and my system runs great. I really like the improved efficiency of ZAP 6.1.744. It also helps that I turned off a number of XP services that I never use and run in the background like Windows Messenger (instructions on MS site how to prevent from starting up at all) and I turned off many Microsoft networking services that just take up memory .

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    atsfrw Guest

    Default Re: win32.trojan.dialer.hz - False Positive?


    <blockquote><hr>SoCalReviews wrote:
    I had the exact same alert come up on my system. I suspected it might be a false positive because no other AS program found it. I don't know where it came from but it was a registry entry. I quarantined it anyway. I have not noticed any effect on my system at all one way or the other. In addition to ZAP 6.1.744 with all features enabled I run NAV 2003 (as part of SystemWorks 2003), Spybot S&amp;D, Spywareblaster, MS Antispyware, McAfee Antispyware 2006 v2, McAfee Quickclean and Webroot SpySweeper. I only have an Athlon XP 2600+ with 1GB RAM. Believe it or not my system is really quite fast. I even play games like Call of Duty 2 with all the AV and AS software turned on and my system runs great. I really like the improved efficiency of ZAP 6.1.744. It also helps that I turned off a number of XP services that I never use and run in the background like Windows Messenger (instructions on MS site how to prevent from starting up at all) and I turned off many Microsoft networking services that just take up memory .
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    Thanks for the information.

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    atsfrw Guest

    Default Re: win32.trojan.dialer.hz - False Positive?

    Thanks for the information. Something must have changed on the ZAP side to generate the false positives again.

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    socalreviews Guest

    Default Re: win32.trojan.dialer.hz - False Positive?

    Thank you in return for making the original post since now I know I was not the only one suspecting that exact alert of being a False Positive. I am now wondering if the ZA antispyware picked up a prevention type of change to the registry that was made by Spybot S&amp;D, Spywareblaster or another AS program.

    Message Edited by SoCalReviews on 03-29-200602:39 AM

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