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Soundblaster Audigy Installation CD Has A Trojan?


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Webslinger64

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I recently purchased a used Pentium 4 computer from a surplus sale at a local university. I've cleaned it up (reformatted hard drive and installed Windows XP) and upgraded it with a newer video card (Radeon 9600 PRO). Today I took the Sound Blaster Audigy sound card from an old, dying computer and installed it on this one. I still have the original installation CD for this product. When I used the CD to install the drivers and other Creative Lab programs, my Avast Antivirus program detected a trojan horse from the installation CD. The first time I got the alert, I had Avast delete the trojan. Avast continued to alert me 4 additional times to this same trojan, so instead of deleting it I had Avast transfer it to the Virus Chest for later review. I'm reviewing it now and this is what Avast found:

Name: jshapor.dll
Original Location: C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Jgl_Rt1
Last Changed: 12/10/2000 3:14:00 AM
Transfer Time: 1/14/2009 11:42:00 AM
Virus: Win32:Spyware-gen [Trj]

Again, there are four of these entries in the virus chest.

I find that very odd that this installation CD would contain a trojan at all. In the past, I have reinstalled this same software 2 or 3 times on the old computer without ever having seen this. It's probably been a few years since I last reinstalled on the old computer and I'm sure I was not using Avast Antivirus at the time.

Has anybody else heard of Sound Blaster installation software containing any trojan horses? Win32:Spyware-gen [Trj] appears to be spyware, so is it common for companies like Sound Blaster (Creative Lab/Audio) to include this stuff in their installation software? Is it not a big deal and Avast just spotted something I shouldn't even worry about?

Thanks!

Greg
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Neil Jones

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False positive most likely. Happens regularly, you'll probably find you can restart the computer and/or update Avast and it'll never mention it again.
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