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Win32 Heur on game .exes. Actual infection or false positive?

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#1 fruehling


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 01:00 AM

Hello all,

I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 (32-bit). Here's my trouble: AVG recently (2 days ago) detected this virus called Win32 Heur on my laptop, and curiously the infected files are game .exes (Star Wars KotOR, Bioshock, nogba) that I've had for years and haven't been using for a long time. Also, the virus detections started just after I'd finished installing Funshion on my laptop.

I'm not sure if it is an actual infection or just a false positive issue. At any rate, I deleted the files from the Virus Vault just to be safe, and uninstalled Funshion. My Firefox browser also seems to be slower lately, but that could just be me over-thinking the virus detection.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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#2 master131


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 01:17 AM

You could have a virus that is infecting other executables (polymorphic virus). An example of this is Win32.Virut. These virus normally lead to having to reformat your computer but of course, I could be wrong so lets see what the staff have to say about this one.

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