Re: Driver download infected.
Hi Jerry K and thanks for your update.
1st.) It is VERY possible that my detection method is reporting an error, as well as it is possible that your modern detection software is also NOT reporting an error.
2nd.) I have been unable to detect ANYTHING in this file with Norton, Kaspersky, or PCcillin. As you may or may not know, I own my own computer company, and there are many versions of scan software out there which you can scan your own pc with different ones, where one will detect something that the other doesn't. Any good repair technician will tell you that you can scan your computer fifty times with one scan tool and not detect anything, and then scan with a different tool and it will detect things that the others didn't.
3rd.) I have just scanned the file again with ETrust Pest Patrol, and here is a screenshot of the scanned file, also in the screenshot, there are links to the information about this detected file that are clickable, so I have included these links below:
BACKGROUND INFO: [url]http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/pest/pest.aspx?id=1784[/url]
FILE ANALYSIS MD5: [url]http://research.pestpatrol.com/FileInfo/FileInfo.asp?MD5=9bfab4f22e0bbc6020e52df66ab1db01[/url] (This is the page it takes you to when you click on "MD5". In the top right it says SECURITY ADVISOR and the threat indicator shows the risk level.)
FILE ANALYSIS PVT: [url]http://research.pestpatrol.com/FileInfo/FileInfo.asp?PVT=-788265387[/url]
THREATENS: Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, Productivity, Liability [url]http://research.pestpatrol.com/WhitePapers/About_Pest_Threats.asp[/url]
The file itself does NOT contain a virus, but a dropper:
Please See this page: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropper[/url]
Clicking the last few links will all automatically forward you to the same page, except for the "Background Info, and the screenshot, which I have provided."
I use PestPatrol Corporate Edition, and I have since its infancy. I have seen VERY few false positives using this program and I use this program because it will successfully detect objects inside executable or "packaged files" where others wouldn't. I have been working on computers for around 25 years, before the Commodore 64's and Tandy 100s'. Call it what you will, but I tend to trust my own experience and programs that have led me to become the number 1 computer repair business in 6 cities.
Said that, I apologize if you mistook my first post as an attack on driverguide because it was not intended in that manner. I also mentioned that I downloaded some other drivers as well, one of them was an audio driver. This was my first and last post in the forums and had I not thought of it as being important, I wouldn't have bothered however, since I have been using driverguide for many years, referring others, and helping people in the new "DriverChat" I thought I'd post this to help out.
This could very well be a false positive, but I'll let you decide while I trust my own experience and judgement.
Thank you for your time.
P.S. In my experience, I have tested just about every type of scanware that has come available, and PestPatrol is the number one pest scanning software that I have used, Ewido has proven to be right up there and possibly a close second, until they sold out to (I believe it was) AVG.
If you would like a copy of Pest Patrol send me an email to extreme_negotiations(-NOSPAM-)yahoo.com and I'll give you the link.
Last edited by mikesg : 10-11-2007 at 06:05 PM.