Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:28 PM
I use multiple defence mechanisms when forced to interact with the Web and do it via Microsoft products.
I think, literally for years, a couple of programs will nominate tr/dropper.gen as a "sorta" malicious virus, notably Avira. My other check programs never see it.
It is usually picked up in program packets download from various program floggers, who all swear blind that everything of theirs is bug-free.
BUT I've also had a package down from CNet that has reported dirty by Avira. Crosschecks = 0 problem.
I (an amateur) think that the recognition is caused by the AV seeing many executables inside a Zip file. ( Virtually every occurrence to date)
BUT nobody has been able to tell me so far what it actually does - if it is a real virus.
BUT it seems to be common.
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