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I just did a scan and got one infection listed, but it's from Hirens Boot CD that I downloaded off the net and was wondering if this is common to be flagged as a viri/ trojan etc.?

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It's basically a pirated windows xp OS. I wouldn't take chances..
    
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It's basically a pirated windows xp OS. I wouldn't take chances..

Yeah this is why its hard to tell if it actually does pose a threat to my system. I mean the program in itself is like a virus which makes it doubley hard to diagnose. Hmm
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FYI - A lot of 'Hiren's xxxxx' are infected in one way or another.
    
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Depends where you got it from, I know most pirated software(cracks i.e) are seen as viruses by AV's
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2 different notepads... 3 different media players... and 20 tabs open...


On a side note, it's probably a false positive.
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2 different notepads... 3 different media players... and 20 tabs open...
On a side note, it's probably a false positive.

I can explain.

2 different notepads = 1 for programming and 1 for homework (the other is actually Libre Office)
3 media players = 1 for songs (foobar), 1 for TV show = WMP and YouTube
20 tabs = too much content on the Internets!

Thanks for all the replies guys
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joshd: this is the 2nd time you've been caught pirating laugher.gif
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Originally Posted by OwnedINC View Post

2 different notepads... 3 different media players... and 20 tabs open...

So what? Some people actually use their PC for work wink.gif

My desktop at the moment:
4 browsers open: one with ~40 tabs open, the rest have only a couple.
2 different media players
4 different text editors (and some of them have multiple documents open)
...and then there's the rest of the apps (zenmap, multiple terminal emulators, e-mail client, virtual box etc)
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joshd: this is the 2nd time you've been caught pirating laugher.gif
So what? Some people actually use their PC for work wink.gif
My desktop at the moment:
4 browsers open: one with ~40 tabs open, the rest have only a couple.
2 different media players
4 different text editors (and some of them have multiple documents open)
...and then there's the rest of the apps (zenmap, multiple terminal emulators, e-mail client, virtual box etc)

Is it actually pirating? lol. I didn't know it was.

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