trek.icd - virus infection or false positive?

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trek.icd - virus infection or false positive?

Post by TurboC » Mon May 17, 2010 11:08 pm

I was doing a full system scan with Avast, and it recognized all my trek.icd as being infected. I am thinking it was a false positive, but has anyone else experienced this problem?

Also, in the process, the scanner ended up deleting the trek.icd file for my Hades install. :( I have the trek.icd from the CD-rom version... are they identical? If not, can anyone send me a copy of trek.icd from Hades 1.1? I didn't want to have to install again and wipe all my settings. Thanks. :)

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Post by thunderchero » Mon May 17, 2010 11:35 pm

Have you tried to run BOTF? if you have "no cd" setup or use multi installer it may not be needed.

I just removed the "trek.icd" file and game seemed to play normaly.

from what I found doing search on icd file extention it is a file to check for cd in cd rom by safedisc (Encrypted Digital Rights Management File)

I am tempted to remove it from multi installer, if some more testing is done to comfirm this file is no longer needed.

EDIT; I did some more checking of my older files from my files the trek.icd that is used is the one from jokers patch and is identical to the file released in the official 1.0.2 patch byte for byte compaired with ultraedit.

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Post by TurboC » Mon May 17, 2010 11:53 pm

Interesting. Yes it does seem to run fine without the file. Others have reported the problem on google so it seems like a false positive in the file. I guess if it isn't needed, it might save some hassle to just eliminate it like you said.

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Post by jonboylondon » Tue May 18, 2010 1:01 am

I think this happened to me but as with you - all seems to run ok!!
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Post by AlexMcpherson79 » Tue May 18, 2010 1:23 am

maybe it's related to online play?

back when it was microsoft runnin the multiplayer stuff, and modding for the game was nonexistant, you know, the MSN gaming zone, After a corruption of my comp corrupted a few files here and there on my system, BOTF stopped working online, but offline play was okay.

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Post by Flocke » Tue May 18, 2010 4:37 am

thunderchero wrote:I am tempted to remove it from multi installer, if some more testing is done to comfirm this file is no longer needed.
I think that would be a good idea.
Someone already reported same issue just recently:
viewtopic.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1431

SCT pointed out that trek.icd is the encrypted game executable which previously has been used by the copyprotection that originally has been named "trek.exe" but is alot smaller. The copyprotection then got replaced with the decrypted trek.icd so trek.icd should be out of use by now and will only lead to more confusion I guess.

I had no issues playing without.

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Post by Tethys » Tue May 18, 2010 7:37 am

Ive never had an issue with trek.icd... AVG never says anything about it anyway... so i just leave it lol
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Post by eber3 » Tue May 18, 2010 1:28 pm

Weird, I run Avast all the time and have never had a problem with any of the Botf files. Although I have noticed it takes a long time to process through that folder, it never detects anything or gives me a warning.

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Post by RicoJva » Tue May 18, 2010 5:41 pm

I run Avira AntiVir and it also picked up trek.icd as a threat along with parts of the other multi-installer games I have installed.

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Post by thunderchero » Tue May 18, 2010 7:27 pm

since the false positive by antivirus companies is increasing I have removed all multi installer files from this site. Until the anti virus companies change the status of icd file or new files are created.
I run Avira AntiVir and it also picked up trek.icd as a threat along with parts of the other multi-installer games I have installed.
were only trek.icd from mods only other files picked up?

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Post by TurboC » Tue May 18, 2010 10:13 pm

Uh, why would you remove the entire multi-installer?

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Post by thunderchero » Tue May 18, 2010 10:48 pm

TurboC wrote:Uh, why would you remove the entire multi-installer?
1. did not want virus notice on downloads from this site.
2. as creator I do not want my reputaion to suffer because of stupied anti virus software glitch.

you my want to also read this anoouncement

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Post by AlexMcpherson79 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:32 am

correction to my scan... I posted when scan was in progress (and after it scanned botf folders and didn't say infected files: 3 until AFTER scan was complete.)

Avast IS did report them infected.

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Post by thunderchero » Wed May 19, 2010 12:42 am

AlexMcpherson79 wrote:correction to my scan... I posted when scan was in progress (and after it scanned botf folders and didn't say infected files: 3 until AFTER scan was complete.)

Avast IS did report them infected.

:?
could you give complete info

what file
and any reason if it gave any

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Post by TurboC » Wed May 19, 2010 2:46 am

Avast claims: (for trek.icd)

Malware name: Win32:Malware-gen
Malware type: Virus/Worm

Does it for both multi-installer and my cd-rom version.

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