Old 16th October 2012, 23:36   #1
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Exclamation Unacceptable virus found in Popular Plug-in DEFX

Luckily Avast found this before I ran it, but if someone else hasn't been so lucky...well that sucks. Please look into it. It seems like this is happening quite a bit. I'm wondering if the original creators of these plug-ins may have had their accounts hacked and then possibly loaded whatever virus into it and "updated" it as a new version or something. Sure it may have been fine at some point, but it's not now.
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You are aware of course that false positives are quite normal with virus detection software. And when speaking about plugins and etc. Of course it can be falsely reported as a virus; the DFX Plugin is a resource scanner and as a result will be occassionally reported as a virus.

In my property scans of the plugin (all report that the plugin is virus/malware free):
Avast (w/ all updates)
Microsoft Security Essentials

If you have a virus in your plugin I would suggest you delete it and 'redownload' the original DFX Plugin directly from Winamp. Once you do this then register your 'licensed' copy of DFX correctly with the publisher of that commercial plugin.

Generally, the file would only be corrupt/virus is if a keygen had been run to install it.

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