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#1 Fatal Xception

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:16 PM


Greetings,
My virus protection program is telling me that I have Reboot.exe [Tool.Reboot] infection. It then tells me that it is a Hacktool program. I have it in a CD that has all my sound and audio drivers on it. I need to install the drivers again as for some unknown reason they disappeared from my computer. But when I insert the CD to do so, I get the message from my virus protection program that says I need to delete or quarantene this 'Hacktool program'.
What is a Hacktool program and is this a real virus or can I just ignore the anti-virus program and use the CD anyway. The CD came with my laptop and so I cannot see how it could have become infected with a virus.
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:35 PM

It is not an infection, but as always, you should not have your antivirus program running when you are installing drivers.
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 02:39 PM

Certain files such as process.exe, restart.exe, and reboot.exe, may at times be detected by some anti-virus/anti-malware scanners as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool, "Potentially unwanted tool" or even "Spyware-Adware". Anti-virus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user or even remove them.

Such programs may have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. Hacking tool or Potentially unwanted does not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others.

Reboot.exe was probably not included your anti-virus definitions when you first got your CD. Chances are it was added at a later date and that's why its detecting it now. As long as your sure about the file and its legitimate use, you can ignore the detection.
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:44 PM


Thank you so much for good news! LOL Usually my luck is not so good, but hey, I'll take it........
I have never been told or taught not to add drivers or such with my antivirus running. I appreciate your not assuming that I new that, because I didn't. It does make since though, I guess, because of the anti-virus program not being able to seperate the good from the bad, so to speak.
I am self taught, as far as my computer knowledge goes.
Thanks again!
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:38 PM

Thanks for getting back. From many years ago: I had massive problems installing a program in windows NT, the program kept failing on file copy. But, to keep a long story short, I called tech support. Told them my problem, which generated a loooong pause finally the response was Did you disable your anti virus? My answer: NO. his reply Well, it says to in the setup instructions. ( Boy, did I feel like a fool). :thumbsup: So now my advice is to disable the antivirus when installing programs or drivers.
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