Virus in Photoshop Tryout?

JM
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Jordan_Montgomery
Oct 23, 2003
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I just downloaded and installed the Photoshop tryout. During installation I received a message from my system indicating that IMAGEREADY.EXE contained a virus.

Have others experienced this?

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JM
Jordan_Montgomery
Oct 23, 2003
My anti-virus software also identified PHOTOSHOP.EXE as having a virus. It attempted to cure these files but was unable to do so.

Any ideas? Should I uninstall and download a fresh copy of the tryout? Is this unique to my system or is there indeed a virus in the files on adobe.com?
RL
Robert_Levine
Oct 23, 2003
If you downloaded directly from Adobe’s website then I don’t think I’d worry about it. Keep in mind that you should always turn off anti-virus software when installing programs for just this reason.

Bob
PH
Photo_Help
Oct 24, 2003
Just to clarify…

"Keep in mind that you should always turn off anti-virus software when installing programs for just this reason."

Should read…

when installing trusted programs
CS
Carol_Steele
Oct 24, 2003
…… however you should always run your scanner over the .exe file prior to installation just in case somebody has inserted a virus into the setup.exe file.


Carol
(Posted from the UK)
RL
Robert_Levine
Oct 24, 2003
when installing trusted programs

Indeed, it should. 🙂

Bob
JM
Jordan_Montgomery
Oct 24, 2003
I restored these two .exe files and ran another scan with my anti-virus software and got the same results. It says the infection type is a virus and the type is Win32/Unknown. And once again it was not able to cure the file.

I’m beginning to think that my anti-virus software is detecting the "time bomb" code as a virus. Does that make sense?
RL
Robert_Levine
Oct 24, 2003
It’s possible. You haven’t told us what AV software you’re using.

Bob
JM
Jordan_Montgomery
Oct 25, 2003
I’m using Computer Associates eTrust Antivirus software with the InoculateIT signature version 23.63.0 updated on 10/17/03.

Just to be safe I’m going to back up my hard drive prior to launching these files.
MM
Mac_McDougald
Oct 26, 2003
I’m using Computer Associates eTrust Antivirus software with the InoculateIT signature version 23.63.0 updated on 10/17/03.

I don’t understand that.
I use eTrust EZ AntiVirus.
Used to use the InoculateIT freebie version, which was discontinued about 2 years ago.

The current versions are:

Product Versions 5.3 and 5.4 – Signature file Version 2596

Product Version 6.0 – Signature file Version 4989

Product Version 6.1 – Signature file Version 4986

Is yours some corporate version or something?

Mac

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