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Old 09-25-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
To start, I have the program Game Spy Arcade, to play Halo and other games online. So I did a Norton Anti-Virus Computer scan, and it said 3 files were "detected". I clicked on more details, and it gives this list:
File Name: Aphex.exe Threat Name: AdWare.GameSp... Action: Adware Found Status: At Risk

File Name: ArcadeInstallFul... Threat Name: Adware.Gamesp... Action: Adware Found Status: At Risk

Filename: qsda.dll Threat Name: Adware.GameSp... Action: Adware Found Status: At Risk.

So my question is, are these really risks, or is it just part of the program, with no threat to my computer at all?
Thanks for the help,
Derek
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:48 AM   #2
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Game Spy Arcade is , according to symantec adaware. This is however, sometimes over enhanced by symantec. According to thier response page the only threat is " GameSpy Arcade displays advertisements in its cuistomized browser. If you get any warning of the following:
# Aphex.exe
# fpupdate.exe
# GSAPak.exe
# RptCrash.exe
# UNWISE.EXE
# ArcRes.dll
# gslan.dll
# gsws.dll
# pw32.dll
# 4dca9208.dat
# gp.info
# edge.ico
# INSTALL.LOG
# banner.html
# def_banner.html
# def_news.html
# readme.html
# ws_default.html
# dat.bmp
# def_banner.gif
# def_bannerbg.jpg
# def_loading.gif
# def_logo.jpg
# GameSpy Arcade.lnk
# GameSpy Arcade - Debug.lnk
# GameSpy Arcade Help.url
# GameSpy Arcade Website.url
# GameSpy.com Gaming's Homepage.url
# Register GameSpy Arcade.url

Its not really a threat unless you are afraid of advertisments.
Link to the response page below.
http://securityresponse.symantec.com...spyarcade.html

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Old 09-28-2005, 12:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: Do I have a Virus?

Hey man, thanks a ton. I really appreciate the help. So I now feel much better knowing that I dont have a "virus" toting around on the program. Thanks a lot,
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