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"Trojan Downloader, Browser Hijacker"
Version: Trillian 22.214.171.124
Excellent chat interface, many options, love the in-game chat. The trojan also does not attempt to connect to the internet or install any additional malware after the Trillian installation has finished. I guess that's a pro.
Trillian's installer is a trojan which downloads Claro Search adware, Babylon Toolbar spyware, and Claro Search Protect browser hijacker. You CANNOT opt out of the Claro installations, the Babylon installation is either optional or intermittent. I'm a computer tech so I offered to clean my friend's PC after he installed Trillian - his video games started crashing and his browser randomly went to unwanted websites. Not good.
After fixing the malware and DirectX (video game) corruption, we tested these issues by reinstalling Trillian. Both problems reappeared. So Trillian's installer is definitely a trojan downloader, and the in-game chat is definitely corrupting DirectX.
Finally, the file transfer feature does not work for Google Talk accounts. Not even from one Trillian client to another.
This software should not be installed by anyone who wants their PC to stay functional. You may lose DirectX's graphic rendering (video games, animation programs, etc.) and the bundled malware will compromise your PC's security. The malware offers an "uninstall" program, but it doesn't actually uninstall anything, it just pretends that it's been removed. Stay away.*Conduit Search Protect and Conduit Search adware. I confused Claro and Conduit.
Updated on Nov 27, 2013
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