Avira Free Antivirus installed Ask.com trojan, AskStub.exe


Dear AL:
I was a long time user of Avira Free Antivirus up until it infected my computer with a replicating trojan. While installing Avira, it asked if I wanted to install the Ask.com toolbar which I declined. Well Avira secretly installed a trojan belonging to Ask.com called the AskStub. For over a week the AskStub.exe trojan has been trying to access the internet from various locations on my operating system, but my Zonealarm firewall blocked each attempt displaying where this trojan was located at the time. Not knowing it was linked to Avira, I tried using Avira Free Antivirus to detect it, but it found nothing. I then decided to uninstall Avira Free Antivirus since it couldn't detect it and while doing so it paused while Ask.com's AskStub trojan attempted to access the internet again. Suspicious, I cancelled the uninstallation of Avira, then attempted the uninstallation again of Avira which activated the AskStub trojan again. Thinking this had to be a coincidence, I cancelled and restarted the uninstallation of Avira Free Antivirus and it launched the AskStub trojan again! Each time I cancelled the uninstallation of Avira using Windows Task-Manager, Avira's uninstallation would remain paused on my screen until I commanded ZoneAlarm to block the AskStub trojan. Why is that? Why is this happening? What is Avira trying to deliver to Ask.com?
-- Mr. Avira Hater, Silicon Valley

Hey Mr.:
Avira is delivering your soul! Avira is making money from Ask.com by installing the AskStub trojan on to your computer. The AskStub trojan is like a hidden autonomous browser, hijacking, zombifying your system to visit Ask.com to make it seem to advertisers that Ask.com is popular which is why they paid Avira to make this trojan as part of their antivirus install. This trojan might even be clicking links to visit advertisers websites to make it seem you're interested in their products. Your system might have been checking out Viagra and other enchancements products, giving away your email like you're desperate for a pecker-picker-upper. Excuse me if you are!

Anyway, by Avira Free Antivirus installing the AskStub trojan onto your computer, makes Avira Free Antivirus a trojan itself. If Avira went this far to the dark side, don't be surprised if Avira leaves a little something behind when you do uninstall it. If you're never to use there product again which they know will happen, they are sure as hell going to try to continue to make some money from this loss. You're probably visiting sites selling blow-up dolls at this very moment! Hopefully you haven't brought one!

Buy yourself a good antivirus!

1 comment:

Ngan Tengyuen said...

Norton is the best, so far, I had no problem with them. I tried others but my system was infected.