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When I scaned a system on July 1, 2006 with Norton AntiVirus 2005, Norton AntiVirus identified the cm1.dll file in c:\windows\system32 as malware.

Norton AntiVirus
FilenameThreat nameActionStatus
cm1.dll Spyware.ClientManSpyware found At risk

Windows XP showed the following properties for the file:

cm1.dll Properties
Type of fileApplication Extension
Size58.0 KB (59,392 bytes)
CreatedSunday, June 22, 2003, 1:20:46 PM
ModifiedSunday, June 22, 2003, 1:20:49 PM
File Version1, 0, 0, 1
Internal Nameexe_in_dll
LanguageEnglish (United States)
OLE SelfRegister 
Original File nameexe_in_dll.DLL
Product Nameexe_in_dll Module
Product Version1, 0, 0, 1

I submitted the file to Jotti's Online Malware Scan, a site where you can upload files for analysis by 15 antivirus programs at this time. Seven of the fifteen antivirus programs on that site reported the file was malware (see full report).

The file is apparently produced by Odysseus Marketing of New Hampshire, which according to Girl Geekette dotNet has been sued by the FTC for producing adware/spyware.

FTC Suing for Spyware

Finally, the FTC has taken the law where it should go. It is now suing Odysseus Marketing of New Hampshire. Their Spyware and Adware -Clientman - is listed in Computer Associates’ Spyware Encyclopedia. With claims such as "Download music without fear," and "Don’t let the record companies win," it would end up rewriting search engine results and creating popups. By installing its own malicious code, it causes headaches for those who do not give permission for this to be done.


  1. FTC Suing for Spyware
    Girl Geekette dotNet
    Where the Girl Ends and the Geekette Begins
    October 5, 2005


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