Energizers Duo really stood by its products name. Should you have been one of the lucky purchasers of the Energizer Duo battery charger you may have inadvertently downloaded a virus along with the software that allows you to watch your batteries charge. It basically Duo’d as a charger and virus spreader.
It seems that the download-able software program will infect windows PC’s with malware that opens up the 7777 port to telnet and the like. This can potentially allow hacker types access to the users computer to list, download, upload and execute files. None of which you generally want to allow them to do.
It uses UsbCharger.dll to run Arucer.dll and also ensures that the Arucer.dll runs every time the computer starts up. If you uninstall the Energizer charger software it will remove the UsbCharger.dll which stops the Arucer.dll form being called, though it remains on the hard drive. You can go and delete the Arucer.dll file after uninstalling and when you restart it’ll be gone for good.
For more information you can check out the Energizer Press Release.
This is a fairly ingenious device that will let you charge a whole lot of different batteries in the one unit. It’ll do most all of your camera, cell phone, AA, AAA, AAAA and N sized batteries. The trick is in the way it clamps your batteries in place onto the moveable contact points, you have to adjust these yourself but it’s a fairly simple task.
It’s a great item for anyone that has a lot of different odd little batteries lying about for various phones, cameras, clocks or whatever else. The Lenmar BCUNI Universal Battery Charger is a great gift idea for the gadget happy person in the family and it’s only $26.95