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    A XP file - real or not (SP1)

    My virus scan picked up a virus attached to introduce.exe. The virus was eliminated. I am not sure if introduce.exe is a XP system file. Does introduce.exe exist in XP?

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    Re: A XP file - real or not (SP1)

    1. There is no Introduce.exe on my (clean) system.
    2. There is no mention of Introduce.exe in the MS Knowledgebase
    3. A Google search for Introduce.exe results ONLY in virus-related subjects.

    So I think we may safely conclude that Introduce.exe is not a system file.

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    Re: A XP file - real or not (SP1)

    That file is exactly what it says it is. Introducing a Virus to your computer. Never shake the hand of somebody Introducing themselves at your back door. <img src=/S/cop.gif border=0 alt=cop width=15 height=24>

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    Re: A XP file - real or not (SP1)

    This info on introduce.exe and its usual virus is a trojan.

    w32.magistr.39921@mm

    Date: July 19, 2003 10:35 AM
    Subject: Full Name of the Virus...
    is W32.Magistr.39921@mm and here is the information on what it does.
    Infects: .exe files
    Likelihood: Common.
    Length: 39921 (length, in bytes, of the virus code.)
    Memory Resident: Stays in DOS memory after it activates.
    Size Stealth: Conceals itself from detection by disguising its size.
    Full Stealth: Conceals itself from detection by disguising its size and attributes.
    Triggered Event: Performs some action based on certain criteria (for example, a date on the computer's system clock).
    Encrypting: Encrypts its code to make detection more difficult.
    Polymorphic: Appears differently in each infected file.


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