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One of the other posters had a similar problem, but I'm looking to see if some experts can shed some light on my experience:
I ran a full system scan on 18 SEP 08. The scan detected three files infected with the Backdoor.Sdbot virus. (The latest DAT was 29 AUG 08 with the 17 SEP 08 Rapid update). Two of the files were removed by VirusScan while the third could not be as it was an unrecognized file type (Possibly because it was contained in an archive). Surprizingly, this third file was located in my archived download of 3dsMax8.0, specifically located in the Activate.exe file. I have had this downloaded program on my system for six months without Norton AntiVirus ever detecting a virus before during any of my scans.
I copied the archived 3dsMax 8.0 program to a DVD and then deleted it from my computer. VirusScan indicated that the issue was resolved with my deletion of the program.
Next, I updated to Nortan Internet Security 2009 and did a full scan. No viruses were detected. Then, I scanned the DVD with the supposedly infected archived copy of 3dsMax 8.0. It did not detect Backdoor.Sdbot nor any other virus present?
Did I simply have a false detect? Does anyone know what has happened here?