Another "Free" Smiley Program
Another Free Smiley Program?
Beware MailSkinner - here's what McAfee has to say about it:
From McAfee AntiVirus
Discovery Date 12/02/2005
Length Varies Minimum DAT 4642 (12/02/2005)
Updated DAT 4712 (03/07/2006)
Once running on the victim machine, OESkinner.dll will be hooked to all running processes, and axsetup.dll will be hooked to iexplore.exe. This is a trojan detection. Unlike viruses, trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that they are beneficial or wanted. The most common installation methods involve system or security exploitation, and unsuspecting users manually executing unknown programs. Distribution channels include email, malicious or hacked web pages, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), peer-to-peer networks, etc.
MailSkinner.dll Win32.Skintrim.E (CA)
This detection is for a remote access trojan written in Visual C++.
Installation - Upon execution, the trojan installs itself into the %ProgramFiles%\MailSkinner\ directory as MailSkinner.exe, OESkinner.dll, and OLSkinner.dll and installs in the %windows%\system32\ the following files: msegcompid.dll, msclock32.jpg and axsetup.dll
addition, after installing itself, the trojan will try to contact
So another company has decided that they're going to get rich preying on the trust and gullibility of those who really think these kinds of companies are altruistic and these kinds of programs are "free".
this malware program is new there's already over 11,000 references to
MailSkinner as spyware on Google. We just wanted to give you a heads up
to steer clear of MailSkinner and any other so-called "free" Smiley
program. These companies are all out to make money and they're all out
to take advantage of you and your computer. Don't fall for it.
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