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Windows 7: CDBurnerXP Virus

19 Feb 2011   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
CDBurnerXP Virus

I have downloaded CDBurnerXP (latest version) from three different sources including downloads.com and every one of them shows a virus using Microsoft Security Essentials.

Has anyone else ran into this problem? Is there a safe place to download CDBurnerXP?

Thank You


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19 Feb 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
I have downloaded CDBurnerXP (latest version) from three different sources including downloads.com and every one of them shows a virus using Microsoft Security Essentials.

Has anyone else ran into this problem? Is there a safe place to download CDBurnerXP?

Thank You
Probably just a false positive. They do happen with almost any AV.

Or maybe not. what malware is MSE reporting?
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19 Feb 2011   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Go to the official site.

CDBurnerXP: Downloads

-cdburnerxp.png

Click on "More download options" for 64bit version and others.

Jim


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20 Feb 2011   #4
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the replys.

I went to the Official Site and downloaded CDBurnerXP. MSE still says it has a virus:

Adware:Win32/OpenCandy

I did Google about a virus in CDBurnerXP and it seems I am not the only one having this issue. The virus is being detected by not only MSE but other AVs as well. It is strange that this situation has not been corrected by the supplier of CDBurnerXP.

I happened to find an older version of CDBurnerXP on a DVD that I had used before and have installed. It did NOT show a virus. I have not used it yet but I expect it to work fine. If not I will let you know.
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20 Feb 2011   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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20 Feb 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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20 Feb 2011   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

On the official site if you click on "More download options" you can download a version without "Open Candy".

-cdburnerxp.png

Jim


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20 Feb 2011   #8
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

ForeFront Security detects it too, program is very much similar to MSE though.....and my system is working fine w/ the latest version of CDBurnerXP installed.
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20 Feb 2011   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think it's good that MSE finds this stuff and flags it. It's all this included "adware" stuff that drives me nuts. I've been using IMGburn for a couple of years now over CDBurnerXP. At least there are alternatives out there.
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20 Feb 2011   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I think it's good that MSE finds this stuff and flags it. It's all this included "adware" stuff that drives me nuts. I've been using IMGburn for a couple of years now over CDBurnerXP. At least there are alternatives out there.
I use Imgburn for anything DVD and CD data discs. For CD audio I like Burrrn portable:

Download Portable Burrrn 1.14 Beta 2 Free - The portable version of the Burrrn audio cd burner - Softpedia

It has autoconvert of .flac like CDBurnerXP does but is just simpler.
The last version of Burrrn with the installer seems to have a bug where the log shows duplicate lines for each entry in Vista. The portable version someone must have fixed the bug before the software was abandoned. I do use CDBurnerXP sometimes for printing the covers.
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