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Cnet downloads installing malware

by Ob1kenobyoriginal / August 5, 2009 10:16 AM PDT

The "tested virus and spyware free" are flagging my antivirus, they have malware packages that each would have installed bundles of viruses had they not been flagged. I don't know where on Cnet to report a bad file, as there are no links to support on the site. So nobody download RTS games, as 3 of them have flagged. One of which was Heroes of Might and Magic II gold, and the other 2 were Starcraft patches.

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I reported this to Admin
by roddy32 / August 5, 2009 10:55 AM PDT

so they could notify the download.com people. It might help of you tell us what your antivirus is that is flagging these files. Possible false positive also.

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Ob1 can you do me a favor and provide some specific links
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / August 6, 2009 2:39 AM PDT

to those title downloads so I can report them. That would help out me out a lot.


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NOD32 detects trojan in patch for WoW..
by Carol~ Moderator / August 6, 2009 5:30 AM PDT
Only to note false positives do exist .. ..

Coincidentally, shortly before you posted this, NOD32 detected a trojan in wow.exe from patch 3.2, claiming it to be a variant of the Win32/Genetik Trojan. It was identified as a false positive and fixed within a day or two.

Whether or not, you're using NOD32, I wouldn't know. I would suggesting updating your A/V and try scanning again. Wink

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(NT) 'suggest' would be a much better idea ! ;)
by Carol~ Moderator / August 6, 2009 5:58 AM PDT
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