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Offline Tomas

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« Posted 2005-06-14 20:26:39 »

There seem to be a accidental namespace conflict with the Trojan horse GWGhost on the windows dxinput.dll. It seems that one of the characteristics of  GWGhost Backdoor is that it creates a file called dxinput.dll in system32.  Lazy people seem to copy the .dll to system32 just to aboid settinga a -Djava.library.path. When the user copies the file to  system32 it spooks the Microsoft AntiSpiware which believes that a Trojan has entered the building.

I suggest that we could change the name of dxinput.dll to maybe jinput-dxinput.dll to avoid getting stuck in the windows virus, spy ware and  “dll hell” .

Info on GWGhost can be found on:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/backdoor.gwghost.html

Cheers
// Tomas


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Offline endolf

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2005-06-15 10:15:39 »

I see no problem with renaming it, i think it's badly named anyway. Need to get a feel for what the other users want.

I'm going to suggest that jinput-dxplugin.dll is more accurate though?

Endolf.

Offline Tomas

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2005-06-15 11:25:11 »

jinput-dxplugin.dll sounds great.


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Offline Jeff

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2005-06-19 06:53:17 »

Sounds good to me.  ANd i agree the original name was bad. And likely my fault...

(Actually, I take that back, i think it was Mike Martaks Tongue )

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Offline endolf

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2005-06-19 17:37:14 »

Change done and uploaded. I renamed the linux one whilst I was at it.

Endolf

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