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Windows 7: Windows Update brings virus on PC???

04 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
Windows Update brings virus on PC???

Hi all..

After a recent update, I found that 3 of my PCs running Windows 7 had Avira reporting a virus ( C:\Users\User\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\cmd.exe)

One of them , I also caught it being reported WHILE the update was being installed.

isn't this weird??
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04 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I'd run some online scanners to see if they agreed and I would look at Avira forums to see if this might be a false positive.
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04 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

C:\Users\User\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\cmd.exe is not the real Command Line...if it was it would be in System32.
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04 Nov 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

That must have existed from some other sources.
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04 Nov 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Did you run a 'shell' command as listed here?
Shell Command
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