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    VS sees commercial file as infected

    jmckee

      I have a game on my system (Sierra's 3-D Cool Pool) that I have had for at least 6 years now. It was installed from the manufacturer's CD and has been just fine all along. This morning at 1:47am I received an alert from VS that it had detected a Trojan in the coolpool.exe file (main executable) and cleaned (removed) it. The game no longer would work as the file was gone. Tried reinstalling from the CD and it seemed to be going OK until it went to install that file. VS blocked the file from installing. The Trojan being detected was Generic.dx!vdu , which according to the McAfee site was only discovered on 12/11/2010.

       

      Why is a new trojan being detected in a file on a manufacturer's CD that was purchased at least 6 years ago? Doesn't make a lot of sense. If the trojan has been around that long , why was it not detected untiil now? I tried sending the file to McAfee , but VS will not allow access to the file at all.

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