SideKick infected with a trojan trying to steal my information ?

    • meandi289
      meandi289
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      Joined: 22.08.2009 Posts: 213
      When I download and try to install Sidekick from pokerstrategy home page, my Avast antivirus indicates that :
      Infection blocked
      URL hxxp://sidekick.pokerstrategy.com/ApplicationServices/Apps/42/Prod/Install/2.1.10804.1/fi/PSC.Dashboard.PlayerTypes.resources.dll.deploy
      Infection Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]

      I'm, therefore, afraid to install Sidekick to my computer.
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    • Svinhugg
      Svinhugg
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      Joined: 20.08.2013 Posts: 374
      Originally posted by meandi289
      When I download and try to install Sidekick from pokerstrategy home page, my Avast antivirus indicates that :
      Infection blocked
      URL hxxp://sidekick.pokerstrategy.com/ApplicationServices/Apps/42/Prod/Install/2.1.10804.1/fi/PSC.Dashboard.PlayerTypes.resources.dll.deploy
      Infection Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]

      I'm, therefore, afraid to install Sidekick to my computer.
      These programs which collects information from other programs often get alerts from lesser antivirusprograms like Avast and avira.
    • mrk1988
      mrk1988
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      Joined: 04.02.2007 Posts: 13,337
      Hi,

      sounds like a false-positive. You can safely ignore the message. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
    • zyvy
      zyvy
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      Joined: 19.02.2009 Posts: 985
      hi

      whats the location sidekick is installed, so i can add it to whitelist in avast

      thanks
    • meandi289
      meandi289
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      Joined: 22.08.2009 Posts: 213
      Originally posted by mrk1988
      Hi,

      sounds like a false-positive. You can safely ignore the message. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
      Oh, I'm going to install it so
    • meandi289
      meandi289
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      Joined: 22.08.2009 Posts: 213
      Originally posted by zyvy
      hi

      whats the location sidekick is installed, so i can add it to whitelist in avast

      thanks
      Dont know where it's located, I will tell you once I figure it out
    • PS.Markus
      PS.Markus
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      Joined: 12.05.2009 Posts: 455
      Hi,

      definitely a false positive.
      The file you're referring to doesn't even contain executable code. It holds the Finnish texts for the player type widget on the main page (aka dashboard).

      The installation location is
      code:
      %localappdata%\Apps\2.0


      Cheers,
      M.