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Installedcodec a malware?

  1. #1


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Installedcodec a malware?

    McAfee has reported that a program I have had installed for some time is
    malware. Specifically the program Installedcodec.exe from nirsoft is a
    Trojan "New Malware.jj"

    I haven't used it in some time but seemed to be OK when I did so. Anyone
    know if this is a false positive by McAfee?

    (I have already Googled for answer, no data but perhaps this is new).

    Michael



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  2. #2


    MowGreen [MVP] Guest

    Re: Installedcodec a malware?

    Michael,

    Are you referring to this ? -
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/installed_codec.html

    If yes, then it's an FP. You can then submit the file to McAfee and
    inform them of the FP or just ignore McAfee's detection of it by putting
    it on the Ignored or White List. [McCrapfee not installed here; check
    the User Guide to learn how to report FPs and/or how to exclude it from
    detection]

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
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    Michael Walraven wrote:

    > McAfee has reported that a program I have had installed for some time is
    > malware. Specifically the program Installedcodec.exe from nirsoft is a
    > Trojan "New Malware.jj"
    >
    > I haven't used it in some time but seemed to be OK when I did so. Anyone
    > know if this is a false positive by McAfee?
    >
    > (I have already Googled for answer, no data but perhaps this is new).
    >
    > Michael
    >
    >

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  3. #3


    Josh White Guest

    Re: Installedcodec a malware?

    On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:51:21 -0500, "Michael Walraven"
    <mexxwalraven@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >McAfee has reported that a program I have had installed for some time is
    >malware. Specifically the program Installedcodec.exe from nirsoft is a
    >Trojan "New Malware.jj"
    >
    >I haven't used it in some time but seemed to be OK when I did so. Anyone
    >know if this is a false positive by McAfee?
    >
    >(I have already Googled for answer, no data but perhaps this is new).
    >
    >Michael
    There is plenty of material.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=Insta...L_enUS284US284

    Quoting from only one:

    "The filename INSTALLEDCODEC.EXE is used by objects that are
    classified as safe. It has not yet been seen to be associated with
    malicious software."

    PJ White

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  4. #4


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Installedcodec a malware?

    Yes there is a lot of stuff on Installedcodec, but none of it is associated
    with "new Malware.jj" as reported by McAfee, which is why I was considering
    that it was a false alarm.

    Thanks for pointers.

    Michael


    "Josh White" <pjwhite@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:hnr5k4d5pf7i0emtvjnqp7mc8vbhja7pn9@xxxxxx

    > On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:51:21 -0500, "Michael Walraven"
    > <mexxwalraven@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>McAfee has reported that a program I have had installed for some time is
    >>malware. Specifically the program Installedcodec.exe from nirsoft is a
    >>Trojan "New Malware.jj"
    >>
    >>I haven't used it in some time but seemed to be OK when I did so. Anyone
    >>know if this is a false positive by McAfee?
    >>
    >>(I have already Googled for answer, no data but perhaps this is new).
    >>
    >>Michael
    >
    > There is plenty of material.
    >
    > http://www.google.com/search?q=Insta...L_enUS284US284
    >
    > Quoting from only one:
    >
    > "The filename INSTALLEDCODEC.EXE is used by objects that are
    > classified as safe. It has not yet been seen to be associated with
    > malicious software."
    >
    > PJ White

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  5. #5


    Josh White Guest

    Re: Installedcodec a malware?

    On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 18:31:49 -0500, "Michael Walraven"
    <mexxwalraven@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Yes there is a lot of stuff on Installedcodec, but none of it is associated
    >with "new Malware.jj" as reported by McAfee, which is why I was considering
    >that it was a false alarm.
    >
    >Thanks for pointers.
    When McAfee comes up for renewal, DON'T. There are too many better
    choices, some even free.

    >Michael
    >
    >
    >"Josh White" <pjwhite@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >news:hnr5k4d5pf7i0emtvjnqp7mc8vbhja7pn9@xxxxxx

    >> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:51:21 -0500, "Michael Walraven"
    >> <mexxwalraven@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >>

    >>>McAfee has reported that a program I have had installed for some time is
    >>>malware. Specifically the program Installedcodec.exe from nirsoft is a
    >>>Trojan "New Malware.jj"
    >>>
    >>>I haven't used it in some time but seemed to be OK when I did so. Anyone
    >>>know if this is a false positive by McAfee?
    >>>
    >>>(I have already Googled for answer, no data but perhaps this is new).
    >>>
    >>>Michael
    >>
    >> There is plenty of material.
    >>
    >> http://www.google.com/search?q=Insta...L_enUS284US284
    >>
    >> Quoting from only one:
    >>
    >> "The filename INSTALLEDCODEC.EXE is used by objects that are
    >> classified as safe. It has not yet been seen to be associated with
    >> malicious software."
    >>
    >> PJ White
    PJ White

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  6. #6


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Installedcodec a malware?

    My McAfee comes free with Verizon FIOS / MSN premium service. Worth every
    penny!
    I have tried AVG free which seemed to also work nicely.

    Michael

    "Josh White" <pjwhite@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:rl56k45ja9961qkp893ndp5u3ja3r2s1io@xxxxxx

    > On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 18:31:49 -0500, "Michael Walraven"
    > <mexxwalraven@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>Yes there is a lot of stuff on Installedcodec, but none of it is
    >>associated
    >>with "new Malware.jj" as reported by McAfee, which is why I was
    >>considering
    >>that it was a false alarm.
    >>
    >>Thanks for pointers.
    >
    > When McAfee comes up for renewal, DON'T. There are too many better
    > choices, some even free.
    >

    >>Michael
    >>
    >>
    >>"Josh White" <pjwhite@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>news:hnr5k4d5pf7i0emtvjnqp7mc8vbhja7pn9@xxxxxx

    >>> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:51:21 -0500, "Michael Walraven"
    >>> <mexxwalraven@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>McAfee has reported that a program I have had installed for some time is
    >>>>malware. Specifically the program Installedcodec.exe from nirsoft is a
    >>>>Trojan "New Malware.jj"
    >>>>
    >>>>I haven't used it in some time but seemed to be OK when I did so. Anyone
    >>>>know if this is a false positive by McAfee?
    >>>>
    >>>>(I have already Googled for answer, no data but perhaps this is new).
    >>>>
    >>>>Michael
    >>>
    >>> There is plenty of material.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.google.com/search?q=Insta...L_enUS284US284
    >>>
    >>> Quoting from only one:
    >>>
    >>> "The filename INSTALLEDCODEC.EXE is used by objects that are
    >>> classified as safe. It has not yet been seen to be associated with
    >>> malicious software."
    >>>
    >>> PJ White
    >
    > PJ White

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  7. #7


    Josh White Guest

    Re: Installedcodec a malware?

    On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 21:09:27 -0500, "Michael Walraven"
    <mexxwalraven@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >My McAfee comes free with Verizon FIOS / MSN premium service. Worth every
    >penny!
    >I have tried AVG free which seemed to also work nicely.
    I used to use McAfee when it was practically the ONLY antivirus
    program available. Stopped when they started charging for it.

    Since McAfee comes free with Comcast, I recently tried it. Hated it
    for all the usual reasons... bloat, false positives. I got several
    false positives on a scan that I know should NOT have found anything
    (no A/V or malware software EVER does) and it did.

    Quickly uninstalled it.

    Same with AVG free when it went to 8.0: false positives.

    I am now using Avira Premium. I am surprised I paid for it, but I
    just LIKE it. I've never had a virus in 18 years online, but I paid
    for an A/V program.

    Go figger.

    PJ White

    >
    >Michael
    >
    >"Josh White" <pjwhite@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >news:rl56k45ja9961qkp893ndp5u3ja3r2s1io@xxxxxx

    >> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 18:31:49 -0500, "Michael Walraven"
    >> <mexxwalraven@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >>

    >>>Yes there is a lot of stuff on Installedcodec, but none of it is
    >>>associated
    >>>with "new Malware.jj" as reported by McAfee, which is why I was
    >>>considering
    >>>that it was a false alarm.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks for pointers.
    >>
    >> When McAfee comes up for renewal, DON'T. There are too many better
    >> choices, some even free.
    >>

    >>>Michael
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"Josh White" <pjwhite@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>>news:hnr5k4d5pf7i0emtvjnqp7mc8vbhja7pn9@xxxxxx
    >>>> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:51:21 -0500, "Michael Walraven"
    >>>> <mexxwalraven@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>McAfee has reported that a program I have had installed for some time is
    >>>>>malware. Specifically the program Installedcodec.exe from nirsoft is a
    >>>>>Trojan "New Malware.jj"
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I haven't used it in some time but seemed to be OK when I did so. Anyone
    >>>>>know if this is a false positive by McAfee?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>(I have already Googled for answer, no data but perhaps this is new).
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Michael
    >>>>
    >>>> There is plenty of material.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.google.com/search?q=Insta...L_enUS284US284
    >>>>
    >>>> Quoting from only one:
    >>>>
    >>>> "The filename INSTALLEDCODEC.EXE is used by objects that are
    >>>> classified as safe. It has not yet been seen to be associated with
    >>>> malicious software."
    >>>>
    >>>> PJ White
    >>
    >> PJ White

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