Yahoo Search Sorts Out the Bad Publishers with McAfee SiteAdvisor

by on May 10th, 2010

We have to make an important announcement. Please accept our (TechMynd’s) apology because we have been bad guys for a while unintentionally. Thanks to Sanix for helping us and timely warning.

Yahoo search is more powerful than Google. Because it sorts out bad guys and warns the publisher if he is hosting infected files. We recently came to know that some files (System Tweaking Tools) at our servers were detected as a threat by ‘McAfee Siteadvisor’ and we have eliminated those files immediately. The details are as under.

dangerous downloads

The infected reported files and their details are as under.

newfolderexe-removal.rar

Threat found: W32/Yahlover.worm.gen.c virus
Status: Removed
Post Affected: http://www.techmynd.com/new-folderexe-virus-removal-tool/

sdfix.rar

Threat found: W32/Chir.b@MM virus
Status: Removed
Post Affected: http://www.techmynd.com/ahsans-computer-virus-solution/

sitw.exe

Threat found:Proxy-OSS, New Malware trojan
Post Affected: http://www.techmynd.com/free-system-tweaker-download/
Status: Removed

time-stopper.rar

Threat found: Generic.dx!bs trojan
Post Affected: http://www.techmynd.com/how-to-use-trial-version-forever-without-expiration/
Status: Removed

sinb.exe

Threat found: Proxy-OSS
Post Affected: http://www.techmynd.com/free-internet-speed-boosters-downloads/
Status: Link Removed

sinl.exe

Threat found: Proxy-OSS
Post Affected: http://www.techmynd.com/free-internet-speed-boosters-downloads/
Status: Link Removed

scnsb.rar

Threat found: Proxy-OSS
Post Affected: http://www.techmynd.com/speed-up-internet-speed-for-windows-vista/
Status: Removed

ubuntu-transformation-packs.rar

Threat found: Generic PUP.x
Post Affected: http://www.techmynd.com/transform-windows-xp-into-linux-ubuntu/
Status: Removed

youtube-mp3-converter.rar

Threat found: ASKToolbar.dll
Post Affected: http://www.techmynd.com/youtube-to-mp3-converter-and-downloader/
Status: Removed

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TechMynd’s Status

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/techmynd.com

Now we do not know when the siteadvisor’s database for TechMynd will be updated but we can assure you that TechMynd is green again and we are actively removing all files which could be of problem to our users in any way. The reason behind why we got into this is we experiment with different antivirus programs. Some antivirus programs will treat ‘System Tweaking Software’ as malware or some kind of risk (trojan) while the other won’t.

Update: Site Advisor is not effective. After months and months of wait, even when we have removed all suspicious tools and files which only and only McAfee thinks as a threat, but Site-Advisor pages and database has not been updated and reflects the old stuff. We have written to Yahoo and Site Advisor again and again but all in vain. Don’t take Yahoo search and Site Advisor seriously.


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