1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 7, 2012 2:43 PM by exbrit

    Nik Silver Efex Files Flagged as Trojan

      Today I found a McAfee pop-up informing me my latest virus scan has tagged and removed two Nik Silver Efex files as Trojans. One looks like the executable for Silver Efex 1.0 which is now obsolete, but the other appears to be the executable for current Lightroom plug-in. Below is the McAfee log entries:

       

      Virus or threat detected

      Name: PWS-Zbot.gen.ang (Trojan)

      One or more items were detected on your computer.

      Threat name: PWS-Zbot.gen.ang (Trojan)

      File: C:\Users\...\Nik-Software\Silver\SilverEfexPro-pl-ver1.007all.exe

       

      Virus or threat detected

      Name: PWS-Zbot.gen.ang (Trojan)

      One or more items were detected on your computer.

      Threat name: PWS-Zbot.gen.ang (Trojan)

      File: C:\Program Files\Nik Software\Silver\Silver Efex Pro for Lightroom\SEP.exe

       

      Two possibilities:

      1. McAfee is improperly flagging these files. I have never found a way of informing McAfee that they might have a problem.
      2. Files were compromised prior to me downloading them. This is unlikely since the file SilverEfexPro-pl-ver1.007all.exe was downloaded some time ago and has never been flagged as a problem.

       

      Whatever the issue, something is wrong. I could try to tag these files as OK, but I don't know for sure these file do not contain the Trojan.