Virus Message with TDS3

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by MegaPrime, Jun 18, 2004.

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  1. MegaPrime

    MegaPrime Registered Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    any one else seen thiso_O

    Malicious code found in file C:\PROGRAM FILES\TDS3\XDYNAMIC\TDS.UNPK\MSN 6 STATUS BOMB 2004.EXE.
    Infection: :mad:
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    Yes, people do see such messages from time to time. That folder is the area that TDS uses to unpack files so it can scan them. There are a few possible ways this can play out depending on what the file is and the circumstances when it occurs.

    If TDS is performing a scan while the resident anti-virus is active, the two can basically fight over the file, each trying to block access to it. One or the other could alert the user, the other is locked out. (Generally it is best to disable the resident AV when doing a scan with TDS to prevent deadlocking on files.) Or, if TDS upacks a type of malware that it does not scan for (viruses and such that are not covered by an Anti-Trojan product), then the resident AV could alert on that, too.

    There are more combinations of events that can cause this, but that is the general idea. That directory is just a work area for expanding files in order for TDS to scan them. Therefore, it is possible to see all kinds of malware in there from time to time (well, if you have malware on your system, of course).

    Here's a similar thread reference:
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