I have just run my weekly antivirus check with avast after updateing the virus database. The check threw up the above problem and added it to the virus chest. I googled firstly screnc.exe and it seems to be a command line utility and is in the MS database. I then googled 'informer50' and only 3 entries came up. click here
Has anyone come up against this virus/malware.
To VoG™ - have you come across this as the only things I have installed recently have been Jetaudio and Realalternative as we discussed a couple of days ago ref. Realplayer screen turning green on BBC website.
What antivirus program flagged it up? The spyware forum in one of your links suggested it was safe, and the file is apparently a `script encoder`, as you say , a Windows program. Sounds like a false positive or at the least nothing to worry about, especially if you have a firewall and remove any reference to that file in MSCONFIG (if it's there at all).
Avast was the one that spotted it. Just a bit of a coincidence VoG™ that it seemed to appear fairly recently after I had installed the two programs you had recommended to me. As you say seems that it is supposed to be safe as link shows which I had seen previously. Just seemed strange at the time that avast alarmed at it and it had not caused a problem before with avast or AVG which I have used in the past. Heh ho. Experience I suppose it is called. Thanks fellas.
I've had Winrar SFX executables flagged as virus' in Avast before now, emailed them and it was fixed in an update about 8 hours later. I'm sure it wasn't just me that informed them, but I was mightily impressed, I'm only running the free version after all.
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