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January 05, 2012, 11:00:16 PM
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my first day of bit-coin-er-ing involved no basic protection (such as sandboxie)

finally decided to do a scan and discovered this little gem in my %appdata%/local/temp folder -> InstallMonetizer.exe (451,963b)

i am assuming it's a rootkit installer version of stealthcoin or similar, too bad i have been running my miner flat out so they get no chance at my GPU


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January 06, 2012, 02:43:29 PM
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InstallMonetizer is a program that allows a certain payout per install. Suppose you install a piece of software, the installer with InstallMonetizer connects to the internet to report an install +1. The developer then gets credit. Check http://www.installmonetizer.com/.

It's not necessarily harmful, but you should be wary.
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January 06, 2012, 03:32:19 PM
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InstallMonetizer is a program that allows a certain payout per install. Suppose you install a piece of software, the installer with InstallMonetizer connects to the internet to report an install +1. The developer then gets credit. Check http://www.installmonetizer.com/.

It's not necessarily harmful, but you should be wary.

Stop pussyfooting around it - it's straight up malware

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January 06, 2012, 03:55:22 PM
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I've used an installer with this thing and it was completely harmless. It's not accurate to say that it is straight up malware, but it could function as such.
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January 06, 2012, 04:35:12 PM
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I've used an installer with this thing and it was completely harmless. It's not accurate to say that it is straight up malware, but it could function as such.

Yet another piece code which calls the mother-ship for "a most important" reason. Duh.
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March 15, 2012, 09:12:12 PM
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Hi Guys,

I work at InstallMonetizer. Please send any questions you have to
peter at installmonetizer dot com.


Thank you,

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March 16, 2012, 01:45:49 AM
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Hi Guys,

I work at InstallMonetizer. Please send any questions you have to
peter at installmonetizer dot com.


Thank you,

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Can you just tell us if it's spyware?
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March 16, 2012, 06:11:36 AM
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Hi Guys,

I work at InstallMonetizer. Please send any questions you have to
peter at installmonetizer dot com.


Thank you,

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Can you just tell us if it's spyware?

I don't think that would be good for business
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March 29, 2012, 06:51:03 AM
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I tried installing some freeware and then my Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus detected the InstallMonetizer.exe file, classified it as a heuristic virus and then quarantined it.  I then got an error message pop-up from Install Wizard that stated "cannot find... InstallMonetizer.exe" at the path in my user profile C:\Documents and Settings\[my user profile name]\Local Settings\Temp\.  The software I installed still worked properly, however.
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March 29, 2012, 07:01:13 AM
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Also, forgot to mention that Symantec classified the virus as "Suspicious.Cloud.2", Category: malware (and as previously mentioned, Sub category: Heuristic Virus).
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May 18, 2012, 08:22:10 PM
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It 100% is malware/trash/virus/trjoan/"garbage you do not want to install". Period.

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May 19, 2012, 06:06:05 PM
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People should be wary about apps like this.I think this is 100% malware.The guy who claims to work for the company who makes this app isn't telling us.He claims that 'it wouldn't be good for business' wow. Enough reason for me to stay well away from that guy and his app.If you are honest about an app,be transparent(to the guy who claims to work for them).

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