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hi guys....

I came across this through some website I visited in the past, but I didn't care about it that time, now I am seriously asking about whether is it a virus or not ? it's a useful too called "Windows Update Installer" you just have to drop this tool in a folder that already contains Windows update files, that you might downloaded from Microsoft update catalog for example, and then run the tool, till it installs all the updates instead you install it one by one... this is especially useful with PCs that don't connect to the internet, so you can download the updates from any PC that connects to the internet, and then transfer the files within any media mean, and then install it using this tool.

why I am asking ? because Avast refers to the file as being a virus, but we all know that most AV may give "false alarms" especially the file has a behavior like this one, that attempt to install something on the system.

I was brave to go with the procedure of running it in the past after turning off my AV, and it worked, that it installed Windows updates for me (from the folder that contains those update files.)

I have attached the file after compressing it, so please can you help me know if it's a virus ?

EDIT: I forgot to attach the file in the beginning, and now have attached it.

thank you guys.
Edited by the magical me - 1/23/11 at 5:13pm
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I hope you didn't get Windows Sp1 from this thing
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post #3 of 11
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Quote:
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I hope you didn't get Windows Sp1 from this thing
hehehehe... there is no relation between this post and my post regarding the SP1 .
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post #4 of 11
Try uploading it to here. http://www.virustotal.com/



(I'm to lazy to install 7zip at the moment )
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post #5 of 11
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unfortunately, the result I have got from Virus Total was it's a "virus" according to most AV, but I still doubt it's... again, they may sign it as a virus due to its behaviour of installing soomething ( the update files ) on the system ?

any file that installs things on the system would be signed as a virus, right ?
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Well run a virtual os and test it in that, or dual boot windows and use one as a test subject, or another computer you can afford to get a virus on.
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Virtual Machine
I hear much about this, but I don't know how to do it.
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Quote:
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I hear much about this, but I don't know how to do it.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_virtualbox/


Anyone can do it.

Just grab and ISO of windows XP or a installation CD of what OS you're using now.
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http://www.filehippo.com/download_virtualbox/


Anyone can do it.

Just grab and ISO of windows XP or a installation CD of what OS you're using now.
thanks dear... I will give it a shot and see.
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