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Windows 7: Windows defender update = virus?

22 Jun 2009   #1

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 
Windows defender update = virus?

I'm sure there has to be some sort of mixup, but i just downloaded the latest definition file for defender (1mb, unusually large for defender). As soon as it downloaded, Avast seen it as a Trojan Horse

Malware Name: Win32elf-MBA [Trj]

VPS version 6/22/09

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{68D5893E-98DC-45F6-9AE3-6CA925079455}\mpasbase.vdm.temp

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22 Jun 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Oh well, better to be safe than sorry.

As long as they don't pull an AVG (removing system files)..
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22 Jun 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Upload the file to Jotti's:
Jotti's malware scan

You can also use VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan
to upload the file and scan.

Let's see both both findings ... copy and paste the results in your next reply
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23 Jun 2009   #4

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Upload the file to Jotti's:
Jotti's malware scan

You can also use VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan
to upload the file and scan.

Let's see both both findings ... copy and paste the results in your next reply
Thank you for the interest Jacee. However, upon detection i "aborted connection" and instead of moving to chest, i believe i deleted instead.

Suprisingly not but a day or less after this, there is now a 10.6mb update file for defender. Thats humungo by a definition's standard. SO, who knows, i dont, but am now going to attempt this new update.
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