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Antivirus picked up something on launcher.exe

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:47 am
by MaximumBurst
Just now, my antivirus program (Avira free) picked up a trojan on my launcher.exe. Apparently it was TR/agent.cada.20734, and I couldn't find anything about it online or when asking the program for details on it. I was just wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I'm thinking of ignoring it because launcher.exe is from Konami, and they're probably not going to be releasing viruses to people. Not only that, but I've been playing for a long time, and to have something like this suddenly pop up when the last update was months ago is odd.

What do you guys think? Should I just ignore the warning?

Re: Antivirus picked up something on launcher.exe

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:35 am
by halconfenix
MaximumBurst wrote:What do you guys think? Should I just ignore the warning?


NO!

there are some viruses that love to replace other software.... before doing anything try to start other programs and see if the antivirus goes nuts about it... if that's the case... you computer needs a cleanup...

and just in case reinstall shinki-net

Re: Antivirus picked up something on launcher.exe

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:55 am
by Prospektor
You're right, if it is a virus, it definitely didn't come from Konami, my Kaspersky didn't find anything wrong.
I looked into the "TR/agent.cada", and even though the exact number is not found anywhere on the internet, there are some other, basic "TR/agent.cada" alarms mentioned. I followed half a dozen links and it seems that it always turned out to be a false positive. I'd recommend checking if you run the latest version of Avira and their forums for further instructions, here's one of the examples:
http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?pa ... dID=133728
and instructions for checking false positives:
http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?pa ... dID=131204

Re: Antivirus picked up something on launcher.exe

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:25 pm
by MaximumBurst
Wow, Prospektor. I appreciate the research you did about the subject. This could be useful for me sometime down the road if something like this happens again. Unfortunately, just last night, I took halconfenix's advice and just deleted and re-downloaded the game; haven't installed yet though. I was thinking it was a false positive, but I was just a bit lazy and didn't want to take any chances.

Thanks again, though. :schmetterling:

Re: Antivirus picked up something on launcher.exe

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:04 pm
by Prospektor
Hey, no problem, man! Since it concerns a program I'm running as well it's nice to have some information on that matter, so I avoid panic if suddenly my antivirus gives me the same alert ;)