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Trojan downloader detected with AVG Free.

by anarghya_mitra / March 13, 2008 9:00 AM PDT

My AVG Free Edition has detected a Trojan Horse Downloader Generic7.GC in my hard drive. I have bought a new laptop with Vista on it 2 months ago. It is a Sony VAIO and has a lot of preloaded software on it. One of them in Intervideo WinDVD. While I like it to play my DVDs, AVG detected the trojan downloader in its folder in the Program Files folder on my C: Drive. Can this be a false positive?

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Do you have the exact path......
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 13, 2008 11:13 AM PDT
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exactly the same situation
by spayney / March 14, 2008 4:10 PM PDT

Hi, my problem is identical to yours. I also bought a Sony Vaio at xmas and noticed the Trojan today. Have you resolved the problem?

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Trojan Horse Downloader Generic7.GC
by mweb01 / March 14, 2008 7:16 PM PDT

Hi,
I got the same alert from AVG free. My laptop is a vaio VGN-FZ21E, windows vista familial premium.
AVG found "Trojan horse Downloader.Generic7.GC3 in
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\DVD8\GPIProxy.dll and
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\GPIProxy.dll
AVG deleted the infected files...
Is it a false positive or a real trojan?
Thx

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Problem solved
by anarghya_mitra / March 15, 2008 12:40 AM PDT

I saw an article on the Intervideo WinDVD website (I can't find it now) that virus scanners like NOD32 and AVG detect its WinDVD application as a false positive. But as my AVG already delected the GPIProxy.dll, I could not run WinDVD, and I uninstalled the application. I suggest that if your GPIProxy.dll has NOT been deleted, you keep the infected files. Otherwise you can uninstall WinDVD.

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