AnyDVD 6.1.7.0 virus?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by beachbum, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. beachbum

    beachbum Member

    I have been having problems with AVG not wanting to play nice with AnyDVD. And before anyone asks, it was downloaded and registered through SlySoft.

    It was working fine, until Saturday, when all of a sudden AVG started popping up a message saying that AnyDVD.exe is actually a trojan, "polycrypt" to be exact. This was on an older version of AnyDVD, and I knew there was an update available, so I just deleted the "virus" files and uninstalled the older version, then downloaded version 6.1.7.0. It installed with no problems, however when I restarted my computer after installation, I got a popup saying that AnyDVD.exe cannot be found. Strangely enough, it's back in the virus vault again.

    Is anyone else having this problem, or better yet, does anyone know if this is just a false positive and if so, how do I get around it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    You will not get a virus if you downloaded from Slysoft. Therefore it must be a false positive.
     
  3. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I use AVG too and haven't experianced this ever.
     
  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    You downloaded it from www.slysoft.com and it is not cracked, right?
     
  5. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

  6. beachbum

    beachbum Member

    That's what I thought, thank you for the quick response. So, now I just have to figure out how to get around it or restore the .exe file.
     
  7. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Downloading from slysoft is fine and would be a false positive but the crack used according to google would put this on your PC. Ir a registry patch.
     
  8. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    What crack?
     
  9. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    One had to be used regardless it was for anydvd or something else according to google. Look at the google link and read on.
     
  10. beachbum

    beachbum Member

    I understand that, however, I followed the link from the update email I received from SlySoft to download it. It must be a false positive on AVG's part I am assuming.
     
  11. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Why did I not get the same though as I use AVG too and on three machines?
     
  12. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Did you use a crack?
     
  13. beachbum

    beachbum Member

    Nope, no cracks or patches here. 100% legitimate bought and paid for registration through SlySoft. I have had this program for about 6 months, registered, with no problems until this past weekend. I appreciate your help, but it's not a cracked version.
     
  14. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Is there any way AVG can be set to ignore this?
     
  15. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    This is maleware/spyware I would seriously use 3 or 4 different tools to remove this if you are a legit user then this is the crap that can allow manipulation on your machine eventually and then you take chance of you key getting blacklisted. What ever you do have on your PC that you didn't legally buy I suggest you to remove that. If you're using a P2P program I would remove that as well.
     
  16. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Yes you can but it will bug you about it.
     
  17. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    So did you use any crack of any kind on your system or pirate anything?
     
  18. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up, I'll never even try AVG now. I prefer avast! antivirus.
     
  19. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member


    This is what I was thinking.

    We all have preferences I am a avid avg user for 6 years now.
     
  20. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    The problem has most likely introduced onto the PC from another source. Norton has been known to show a Registry item from AnyDVD as a Trojan but I have never heard of AVG showing as such. AVG is a very efficient and trustworthy software. I've used it for several yrs. and I install it on all of my retail builds.