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March 1st, 2010

Get avast! Free Antivirus or a „free“ upgrade with the Alureon rootkit

avast! Free Antivirus can be downloaded for free from our servers or from other download servers such as download.com, 01.fr and others.  But why limit yourself to avast! Free Antivirus if there are other products available with additional functionality that can be downloaded for free?

At least, that is what some people are thinking.

Last week when I was checking files submitted as false positive alerts, l was looking to verify accurate, 100%  detections. There were a few files named AIS (Avast Internet suite)  from  megaupload and uploading.com servers. Bad guys take our product, add an Alureon rootkit file (typically under the name codec.exe) and make new setup file with Nullsoft installer.

avast! detected this and put the infected files in the Virus Chest.

But, the story is not over. Some thieves are so cheeky, they reported this to us as a false positive. They should really be sending us a thank you note.

One advice to thieves: Be careful with what you are stealing. An active rootkit in your  system is a hard task for any newly installed antivirus solution.

::29CECD094DBB93CBE4D08D03F2170C2EE0A34FBBA43D63D8791D65BA7C798E40:
  Detected by 10021700
  fp_desc.000=NAM: avast VER:5.0 PUB:alwil software all right.
  oripath.0000=http://fs74.uploading.com/get_file/...\avast! - pack\avast! Internet Security\setup_ais.exe\nsis.hdr
* Scan name: aswcmd.exe
* Started on: 1. březen 2010 12:39:52
* VPS: 100301-0, 01.03.2010
*
D:\False\work\29CECD09.dat.out\$EXEDIR\codec.exe [L] Win32:Alureon-FN [Rtk] (0)
D:\False\work\29CECD09.dat.out\$EXEDIR\setup_ais.exe [+] is OK
D:\False\work\29CECD09.dat.out\nsis.hdr [L] NSIS:Fasec-CB [Trj] (0)
Infected files: 2
Total files: 3
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  1. jurisicdorde
    March 11th, 2010 at 04:23 | #1

    please give mee the licencekej

  2. justin
    March 11th, 2010 at 10:44 | #2

    avast is a very good antivirus which I like most.One advice to crackers: stealing a software and giving to others is a crime and you are cheating the company.take this as a serious issue.

  3. March 11th, 2010 at 11:05 | #3

    Your registration of avast! pl sent me upgrade avast

  4. Antonio Carlos Valenzuela Nuñez
    March 11th, 2010 at 12:27 | #4

    Es un excelente Antivirus, lo recomiendo

  5. Arthur Chen
    March 11th, 2010 at 18:32 | #5

    I need a free download password.

  6. March 12th, 2010 at 06:30 | #6

    i am using avasti antivirus in dubai it fantastic antivirus it is home user for free all ways best of luck in alwil and avasti teeam supporter thanks jafer i am proud iam using avasti antivirus i recamanded in my friend and family also and public use it is the best anti free virus

  7. Daniel Kaszowski
    March 12th, 2010 at 08:50 | #7

    Stop stealing. Avast is a good program and used legally.

  8. antonino
    March 12th, 2010 at 16:17 | #8

    nessun commento

  9. March 12th, 2010 at 17:29 | #9

    Please send me free avast. Thanks

  10. Heriberto
    March 12th, 2010 at 17:30 | #10

    Hola, soy Heribert de México y AVAST es muy bueno, lo llevo usando 8 meses y me ha salido excelennte.

    GRacias a los desarrolladores

  11. March 12th, 2010 at 17:31 | #11

    Please, send me avast free vasion. Thanks

  12. ARYA
    March 12th, 2010 at 19:46 | #12

    HAIII

  13. Reyas
    March 13th, 2010 at 02:38 | #13

    Why people do this…
    I am using avast Home edition for past 4-5 years..
    Its the best one I have ever used..
    Thank you..

  14. Leah Scarlet
    March 13th, 2010 at 06:39 | #14

    please send me free avast thanx

  15. hasib
    March 13th, 2010 at 10:32 | #15

    if we not use thise, then we live in derk knight…..

  16. Anders Sundström
    March 13th, 2010 at 12:12 | #16

    I need a free download password.
    Please send it !

  17. felix
    March 13th, 2010 at 14:14 | #17

    I need a free download password.
    Please send it !

  18. FRANCIS
    March 13th, 2010 at 14:56 | #18

    avast is a super antivirus.
    I need a free download password please send it.

  19. FRANCIS
    March 13th, 2010 at 14:58 | #19

    I was useing it from long time.

  20. FRANCIS
    March 13th, 2010 at 15:00 | #20

    its a good antivirus to protect computer

  21. FRANCIS
    March 13th, 2010 at 15:03 | #21

    My friend also use this antivirus

  22. FRANCIS
    March 13th, 2010 at 15:05 | #22

    Its Alwys warne About virus

  23. TAMON
    March 14th, 2010 at 04:30 | #23

    I need a free download password please send it.

  24. nasir
    March 14th, 2010 at 10:37 | #24

    everything Bad in the world!!!!!!!

  25. alsaid
    March 14th, 2010 at 11:13 | #25

    upgrade

  26. March 14th, 2010 at 12:27 | #26

    pls i need the free avast for my windows 98

  27. March 14th, 2010 at 16:19 | #27

    i need a free upgrade for the anti virus

  28. Gaspar Bourne
    March 14th, 2010 at 19:27 | #28

    I need an up date for free

  29. March 15th, 2010 at 00:25 | #29

    DADA

  30. harsh
    March 15th, 2010 at 03:31 | #30

    this is a very nice software

  31. Prince
    March 15th, 2010 at 08:54 | #31

    I need a free download password please send it.

  32. hu
    March 15th, 2010 at 09:22 | #32

    its good

  33. Vojta_qa
    March 15th, 2010 at 10:38 | #33

    jurisicdorde :
    please give mee the licencekej

    Hello,
    please contact us on support.avast.com and send us your costumer number if you have any. Thanky you

  34. Vojta_qa
    March 15th, 2010 at 10:39 | #34

    sabyasachi datta :
    Your registration of avast! pl sent me upgrade avast

    Hello,
    Avast products are available here http://www.avast.com/security-software-home-office

  35. Vojta_qa
    March 15th, 2010 at 10:40 | #35

    Arthur Chen :
    I need a free download password.

    Hello,
    no password needed for download

    Avast Internet Security is available here http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais_eng.exe
    Avast Pro Antivirus is available here http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro_eng.exe
    Avast Free Antivirus is available here http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free_eng.exe

  36. Vojta_qa
    March 15th, 2010 at 10:41 | #36

    Onibon Usman A. :
    Please send me free avast. Thanks

    Avast Internet Security is available here http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais_eng.exe
    Avast Pro Antivirus is available here http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro_eng.exe
    Avast Free Antivirus is available here http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free_eng.exe

  37. Vojta_qa
    March 15th, 2010 at 10:43 | #37

    iamos :
    pls i need the free avast for my windows 98

    Hello,)
    Windows 98 is no longer supported in Avast 5

  38. Geoff Abbey
    March 15th, 2010 at 20:26 | #38

    Great antivirus

  39. update for version4.8
    March 16th, 2010 at 01:28 | #39

    i want update for avast4.8 version

  40. March 16th, 2010 at 02:41 | #40

    I have had only issues with users installing another instance of a virus protection software or going to another free vendor. Those few problems were due to me not explaining that the home version of this software is Free with registration. I know many of my customers have even upgraded just to make sure things will remain the same. So continue to do what you do and I will finish installing another edition Of Avast Home and then procede with registration so this pc is back to the customer.
    Thanks for changing the database update voice to a babe!!!You guys Rock!!

  41. Crystal VanBeek
    March 16th, 2010 at 04:23 | #41

    I tried to register when I first installed avasti, but it did not respond.
    I hope with this upgrade and this info I will be protected.

    Thanks for the free upgrade.

  42. ila
    March 16th, 2010 at 06:28 | #42

    how will i submit file to your virus lab?..

  43. OM PARKASH
    March 16th, 2010 at 09:50 | #43

    please send me free avast thanx

  44. March 16th, 2010 at 10:44 | #44

    @ila Please read our forum. Each avast! virus chest has button “submit to avast! virus lab”, or You can send email to virus@avast.com

  45. March 16th, 2010 at 11:05 | #45

    hi daer thanks to for your to free of anti virus

  46. Swider J.
    March 16th, 2010 at 15:24 | #46

    Great antivirus

  47. samir
    March 16th, 2010 at 17:59 | #47

    Hi
    I’ve 4 Pc’s in my workgroup infected by a virus (XP Antivirus). and it destroyed windows. I’d to reinstall a new copy of windows XP. I need to know what happened. and whether you fixed this problem or not yet. cause this virus damaged windows XP, no way but installing a new copy. I don’t want to start to loose trust in this great product.
    I am using the free addition.

  48. Sagar Farajee
    March 16th, 2010 at 18:16 | #48

    its great………….

  49. rumenpetrov
    March 17th, 2010 at 04:46 | #49

    Благодаря че ви има.БЛАГОДАРЯ желая здраве и късмет на целия екип на АВАСТ

  50. Swider J.
    March 17th, 2010 at 20:12 | #50

    best wishes

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