[RC5] Trendmicro and dnetc

Scott Dodson sdodson at sdodson.com
Wed Mar 3 23:46:31 EST 2004

On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 22:07 +0000, José Pedro Ferreira wrote:

> Hi.
> I got surprised today when I noticed that my antivirus (TrendMicro OfficeScan)
> detected dnetc.com as a trojan. I quickly went to their site and found this: 
> http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=TROJ_DNET.A&VSect=T
> Quote:
> "This Trojan program has a payload of crashing the system, by using 100% of the
> system's CPU utilization. In order for this malware to perform its payload,
> there must be two copies of itself in the same directory. They both must have
> the same file names, with .COM as the extension of one copy, and .EXE for the
> other copy."
> "Damage Potential: High"
> Those guys on TrendMicro certainly don't know dnet. It would be good to warn
> them, or their software will keep on cleaning the client from many systems.

I've contacted them with no response as of yet.  I'll try again tonight.
Customers of theirs may have more pull than a non customer however.  To
me this is a sign of poor quality product, please complain to them.

Keep an eye on the following bug, modify it if you're able to get
anywhere with them, or just e-mail me to let me know and I'll update the


> Unfortunately, I can't run the client, because my processor overheats and halts
> (even on the lowest priority). Isn't it possible to "slow down" the client, so
> it becomes "lighter" to my processor?

I think there are some cpu cooling software packages that are normally
very silly as windows and other OSes will normally idle the processor
down running operations which don't generate heat but while running our
software they might work well to reduce the heat.  Just speculation on
my part though.  Give this site a try : http://www.cpuidle.de/main.html

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