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Halo Trojan????

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:29 pm
by Karlsweldt
My AVG security suite does a full-system scan daily. Today, it found files in the original Halo® game program that were noted as a Trojan down loader (Generic.X13.XNE)!!
Specifically, "Halo\__new_haloupdate.exe", and also "Halo\haloupdate.exe".
Don't know if it is a false positive or actual threat.. :o They were incarcerated!!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:26 am
by Hardware Junkie
I think its a false positive. I assume you actually have Halo installed on the PC. There really isn't anything different between a program that downloads updates for a program and one that downloads trojans.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:32 am
by Karlsweldt
I, too, lean toward a 'false positive'. The program was installed on my "main" computer many years back.. and took one or two "patches" provided by MS.
Parsing language in programming may be benign in its form, but yet may trigger a malicious flag.