Solved AVG detected a Trojan Horse: downloader.generic10.asx

June 5, 2013 at 10:14:30
Specs: Windows 7
How can I determine if downloader.generic10.asx is a virus (Trojan Horse) or a false positive? The software title is: 0003326_020313_x86sw.exe

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#1
June 5, 2013 at 11:30:58
The software was downloaded from the website: cdrbsoftware.com

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#2
June 5, 2013 at 14:18:18
✔ Best Answer
Looks like it is a Trojan - see here:
http://www.zimbio.com/Remove+Malwar...
There are similar reports on other websites.

Best thing is to avoid all downloaders - they are unnecessary. If you happen to be using cracks or torrents then you are bound to get a virus sooner or letter so it is best to keep your important stuff backed up.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
June 5, 2013 at 14:57:46
Derek,

Thank you for the response. The link you identified is very clear and explicit.

However, I think my question was not as precise as it should have been. The software file I downloaded is an executable ".exe" file with the title I first posted. I have not run the file as yet, and my AVG virus software flagged it as a "downloader ... " Trojan horse.

So my real question is: how can I determine if this a false positive or actually a Trojan horse? The website is rated safe by AVG, I have used it previously with no problems, and I did pay for the software, so it seems to me it may well be a false positive. But then again, I do not want to install a Trojan horse!


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#4
June 5, 2013 at 15:08:14
When googling 0003326_020313_x86sw.exe this thread is the only link that shows up. Most legitimate files have been previously commented on and will show a lot of hits in a search engine. So that makes it questionable.

What is the file supposed to be? I don't even want to go to that site to check it out, just in case.

DAVEINCAPS - Made with REAL high fructose corn syrup.


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#5
June 5, 2013 at 15:11:06
The only sure way I can think of is to send it to AVG for analysis.

MalwareBytes freebie rarely reports false positives so you could scan it with that from the context menu:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

Keep watching here to see if anyone else has some other ideas.

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#7
June 6, 2013 at 14:32:50
Re #6

Good idea, best throw whatever you can at it. If it comes up clean then you can probably assume a false positive - they definitely happen on many antispyware programs.

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#8
June 7, 2013 at 09:33:55
Derek, XpUser4Real, DAVEINCAPS:

Thanks to all of you ... really helpful advice, which I took to heart. After all the alternatives came up with a real virus indication I have removed it.

DAVEINCAPS: The file was supposed to be a Photoshop plugin, to work with CS6. Oh well.

Thanks again to all for your advice.


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#9
June 7, 2013 at 12:26:28
Thanks for the feedback.

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