Virus-like writing to file?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Douglas, May 13, 2003.

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  1. Douglas

    Douglas Guest

    I received an alert from my av (DrWeb) after an update;
    "virus-like writing to a file detected: windows\system\dplaysvr".
    I feel certain this was a false alarm, but my questions are:
    1) Why would I get this alert, and
    2) Am I being told that dplaysvr.exe is doing the writing or is something writing to dplaysvr.exe.

    Regards,
    Douglas
     
  2. wizard

    wizard Registered Member

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    Just a guess: Maybe the file tries to save data in its own executable. I suggest you send the file to the support of DrWeb for investigation.

    wizard
     
  3. Douglas

    Douglas Guest

    Thank you wizard. I will do as you suggest.

    Regards,
    Douglas
     
  4. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Yep I wouldnt be too worried because its just after an update. The directplay server component file mentioned is a part of DirectX too, so probably they updated some heuristic detections, and need to examine the activities of that file more closely ;)
     
  5. Douglas

    Douglas Guest

    Thanks Gavin.
    That pretty much explains it to me. :)

    Regards,
    Douglas
     
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