I'd like to get your opinion on something.
I'm running Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 184.108.40.2066 on Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I'm new both to Kaspersky (I was using AVG before) and Windows 7 (I had XP before).
Today I downloaded an updated driver (for Windows 7) I need for my digital voice recorder from here:http://www.sony.jp/products/overseas/conte...ownload_03.html
Sony makes life difficult for you by not being able to access the files in your recorder unless you have the driver, and plus they use a propriety audio format that you have to convert using their software in order to use it with any other sound program.
I scanned the file with Kaspersky, and it said that no viruses were detected. So far, so good.
A few steps into the installation process, I got the following popup warning from Kaspersky:
Suspicious Activity ... ICD-P Series Driver belonging to group 'Low Restricted' is trying to download driver in a hidden way C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ICDUSB2.SYS. Kaspersky Internet Security will not be able to control application activity after installation ... Application is running in safe mode ... Potentially dangerous program ... Suspicious driver installation ... Process (PID: 3920): C:\USERS\ADMINISTRADOR\APPDATA\LO...\PDRIVER.EXE
Since I assumed that Sony was a trustworthy site, especially for one of its product drivers, I was obviously shocked by this. Furthermore, as I said, this leaves me in a rather cruddy situation, since my expensive little voice recorder effectively becomes a paperweight without their software.
I then decided to try the old driver for XP that I had on the CD that came with the recorder. Again, a Kaspersky popup appeared warning me that the program was potentially dangerous because it did not have a digital signature and had a high danger rating.
This came as a double surprise, as I had had that program installed on my other computer for several years, and AVG, Malwarebytes' and Spybot S&D never said anything about it.
So what do these messages mean? What is this suspicious driver? What makes this a dangerous program? Do you recommend that I do not install the program? Does all this mean that I might as well just throw the digital recorder in the trash if I don't want to install spyware on my computer?
Thanks in advance for any and all opinions and advice.