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is brs.exe really from cyberlink?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by hehe299792458, Feb 29, 2008.

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  1. hehe299792458

    hehe299792458 Notebook Deity

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    I just installed PowerDVD ultra and it installed an executable called brs.exe. However, kaspersky tells me that this is a virus and asks if I want to delete it. I submitted it to online scans and some did indeed came back positive. They say this is a trojan, but I have no idea whether or not this is a false positive. Can anyone confirm this?

    This is the website I submitted the file to: http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/caa45e326300dd456642c4fd6559f2ec
     
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    hehe299792458 Notebook Deity

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    anyone?...
     
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    I just did a quick Google search and it's results tell me that it's fine.
     
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    isn't it possible that it has been renamed to look legitimate?
     
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    No it's not a virus. This is just one of 100 false positives from kaspersky.
     
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    It would have a different name then.
     
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    I'm not clear on whether you actually need it running at startup for PowerDVD 7 to play Blu Rays...
     
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    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    Hi.

    Upload the File to the Website below, and it will be checked by over a dozen different virus checkers.

    http://www.virustotal.com/

    John.
     
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    the virustotal result you have posted in your first post is nearly one year old, try to re-submit the file there.

    it can be a false positive, but there is a possibility that it's not. some viruses like to use legitimate apps' names...
     
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    sorry to be a nitpicker... but that link is aimed to report false positives of Avira. :rolleyes:

    OT mentioned that Kaspersky detects the file as a threat, not Avira. Avira won't correct Kaspersky's possible false detection.

    so, to make really sure, 1) test it again at virustotal as already suggested (one year old result does not provide really relevant information), and 2) if it's still detected by Kaspersky and you're in doubt, send it to the antivirus vendor for examination. it's recommended to put the suspicious file in a password protected archive in case that you'd send it attached to e-mail (otherwise e-mail servers can remove it as possibly infected), don't forget to include the archive password in the e-mail body of course.
     
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