Win32/PowerReg Threat

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by mspector, Dec 30, 2006.

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  1. mspector

    mspector Registered Member

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    I'm building a new PC, and just installed 1.7 on it. I'm getting a threat warning that I've never seen 'W32/PowerReg'. I looked on the EST Threat board, and the threat is not listed. None of my other workstations exhibit the threat. The new workstation is an AMD 64 X2 +5200 Dual Core on a Gigabit S Series Motherboard. I'm pretty sure the component NOD32 is complaining about is the Power Regulation s/w that came with the Gigabit Drivers (duh). Any thoughts why NOD32 is identifying this as a threat?
     
  2. ASpace

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    Perhaps it is pottentially unwated/unsafe program

    It is not detected for no reason :)
     
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    Some things are:-they're called false positives!
     
  4. mspector

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    Thanks for the comments. I can deal with the false positive, just curious if it REALLY is a false positive -- or is there something specific about the app that actually is a threat.
     
  5. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Best to try scanning it with another av and see what comes up.
     
  6. covaro

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    PowerReg usually refers to a "registration reminder" utlity. Ie... one of those annoying programs that pops up every time you start your computer until you do what it asks.

    A lot of stuff uses it, including companies like HP, et al. It's most likely not a FP.

    -Cov
     
  7. mspector

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    Bingo! After a little hunting around, and a decompile :), I was able to identify the application. As Covaro had suggested, it's just an annoyance. Errr..... should I say it WAS just an annoyance. Thanks everyone!
     
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