Maybe false alarm on TuneUpUtilities file ide.vxd

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  1. FanJ

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    Hi,

    Maybe there is a false positive on a file from TuneUp Utilities 2004.

    A full system scan with TDS-3 gave me this:

    Positive identification: Adware.Winad (vxd)
    File: c:\program files\tuneup utilities 2004\ide.vxd

    I will send the file to Gavin so he can have a look at it.
    So let's wait until Gavin has a chance to look at it the coming week ;)

    For your info:
    The site of TuneUp Utilities 2004 :
    http://www.tune-up.com/

    Recently there have been several threads at DSLR-software-forum about it; most people liked it a lot.
     
  2. Jooske

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    Thanks for the alert Jan, let's wait and see Gavin's comments.
     
  3. Tassie_Devils

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    Hi Jan

    I too run Tuneup Utilities 2004 and did a check.
    TDS alerted on it as Positive Identification as Adware [Winad~vxd]

    I scanned folder with KAV4.5 PRO with SuperExtended Bases [no result].

    Checked with VB's Vgrep, no results.
    Checked with Jotti's Malware Scan, no results.

    Will see what DCS comes up with. :)
     

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    Same result here......it is being flagged by TDS (screenshot included).

    I'm almost certain that it is a false positive. I just scanned the TuneUp folder with KAV Personal Pro 4.5 using the x-files/superextended databases, and it came up with nothing.

    The file has been submitted to Gavin already, so we shall find out soon I imagine :).


    Regards,
    Jade.
     

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  5. Dv8

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    Hi Fanj,


    I have tuneup Utilities 2004 and ide.vxd came up on my scan aswell. Not more than 2 days before that i did a clean install with winxp pro sp1. It apears to be a virtual device driver of some sort, Probably harmless. :)
     
  6. FanJ

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    Thanks Jooske, Jade, Tassie, Dv8 ;)

    While I was asleep I've let TDS-3 do a full system scan with the defs from yesterday:
    It's fixed :)
    Thanks to Gavin !!! :)

    Cheers, Jan.
     
  7. Bowserman

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    Yep, just noticed myself....thanks Gavin :).

    Regards,
    Jade.
     

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    Thanks Jan for original heads up and final outcome + Jade for screenie + Gavin for fixing. :) Just scanned mine and 3 for 3 [naturally ;) ]

    TAS
     
  9. ckjnigel

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    Hmmm ...
    I just deleted from Safe Mode the ide.vxd in Program Files\TuneUpUtilities 2004\ because TrendMicro Housecall (online scan) said it's ... LE.... it began, I think ...
    It was also flagged in the installer file for Wise Installation Wizard.
    So far, I see no change in how TuneUp works.
    I saw it was dated 2002, which seems old... Might it be something enabling the app to call home?
    :ninja:
    BTW, I like TuneUp lots -- registry cleaning has been effective and safe and it just simplifies life.
     
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