DVD Shrink/computer virus question

vbimport

#1

I ran a deep scan of my computer this afternoon with A-Squared and the Scan Report includes the following:

“C:\Users\Computer\Documents\DVD_Shrink_3_2_b_w_IB[1]\DVD_Shrink_3_2_b_w_IB\DVD_Shrink_3_2_b_w_IB\DVD_Shrink_w ImgBurn Feature\DVD Shrink 3.2.exe
Quarantined Trojan.Win32.StartPage.NK!IK”

The reason I performed the scan is because my AV software alerted me a few minutes before that there was a possible “high risk” virus on my computer and prompted me to take some action - which I ignored, preferring to run A-Squared.

Anyway … is this something I should be concerned about and has anyone else experienced this?

I downloaded DVD Shrink some time ago and it has been performing flawlessly (haven’t tried it today, though).

Any suggestions/comments will be appreciated.


#2

Try running your AV program. Let us know what comes up.
Is DVD_Shrink_3_2_b_w_IB.zip the file your program complains about?
Where did you download it from?
It could possibly be a false positive.


#3

Check out Quarantine & tell us what’s in there.


#4

The reason I performed the scan is because my AV software alerted me a few minutes before that there was a possible “high risk” virus on my computer and prompted me to take some action - which I ignored, preferring to run A-Squared.

what is your anti-virus software? there are spyware programs which act like anti-virus programs. so the only real threat is the fake program warning you of an infection.

read up on a google search
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Trojan.Win32.StartPage&btnG=Search


#5

[quote=Dialysis1;2148148]Try running your AV program. Let us know what comes up.
Is DVD_Shrink_3_2_b_w_IB.zip the file your program complains about?
Where did you download it from?
It could possibly be a false positive.[/quote]

I did a quick scan and nothing came up, but it wouldn’t if it’s already been placed in quarantine, right? I actually can’t remember where I found the link for the DVD Shrink download. My first was from here, then I remember uninstalling it and downloading a version that worked in conjunction with ImgBurn.

Quarantine (A-Squared) just lists “Trojan.Win32StartPage” Risk Level: High.

[quote=troy512;2148165]what is your anti-virus software? there are spyware programs which act like anti-virus programs. so the only real threat is the fake program warning you of an infection.

read up on a google search
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Trojan.Win32.StartPage&btnG=Search[/quote]

I have Windows Defender and McAfee, plus A-Squared. The thing is, the pop up alert this afternoon named both “high risk” issues (the DVD Shrink trojan and another problem), and then when I scanned with A-Squared, it found both of them (took a couple of hours for the deep scan).

I’ll go read up on your google link, and I appreciate everyone’s replies and suggestions so far.


#6

You could search on your computer for the word quarantine and you should get the path for the folder. However, if you’re using McAfee, the folder is probably hidden. I have a quarantine folder with files in it and I trust my AV software to keep it there.

FWIW: My pathname is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\VirusScan


#7

Your Dvd Shrink is not the problem by the looks of it, that is just where it found the trojan. Did you remove it? You could try a Windows Live One Care full scan or download & install Malwarebytes, do a short scan first & then a full scan.


#8

Yes download and run malwarebites it is free and will find the virus


#9

[quote=jeff53404;2148187]You could search on your computer for the word quarantine and you should get the path for the folder. However, if you’re using McAfee, the folder is probably hidden. I have a quarantine folder with files in it and I trust my AV software to keep it there.

FWIW: My pathname is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\VirusScan[/quote]

Thanks so much for your response. When A-Squared detected the trojan, I used the option to place it in “Quarantine”, so when I ran my AV scan, it was not found. As long as it’s in that folder, there are no worries, right?

Yes, that’s what I figured. Googling reveals the trojan also attaches itself to AnyDVD and other programs as well.

I DID remove it (placed it in A-Squared’s quarantine folder) and I’ll continue to do regular deep scans just in case. Thanks so much for the response and your suggestions.

Thanks for the suggestion, GJ. I really appreciate everyone’s concern and responses (love that about this site) and I will certainly look into malwarebites. Haven’t a clue how I picked up this trojan/virus thingy, or why it came up connected to DVD Shrink (one of my favorite programs), but I think I’m okay as long as it’s in the quarantine folder.