ethereal.exe – Here is the scoop on abebot trojan as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is ethereal.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of abebot trojan?
ethereal.exe (abebot trojan) – Details
If you find a program by the name of ethereal.exe on your computer and you did not download the install file from the official Ethereal, your pc might be infected with a strain of the abebot trojan.
Ethereal is a program to monitor the packets of information that pass to and from your computer – the program itself is a solid one and well respected; unfortunately, there are people who try to attach a virus (such as abebot) to install files of popular programs such as ethereal and host the program on their own system.
There has also been an issue with virus scanners detecting ethereal as a Trojan when in fact it was not. An example would be the report that Sophos detected Ethereal as a Momma B virus (a false positive) and corrected the information afterwards.
Ethereal is not a virus and to make sure that you have the real installer, make sure that you download the software from the official ethereal website.
Note: there have been some trademark issues with Ethereal and it is now called Wireshark. You can find more about wireshark along with press releases at wireshark.org
ETHEREAL.EXE – Disclaimer
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