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  • Tue, Feb 17 2015 2:12 AM

    • jwrl
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    Virus warning with MC 8.3

    For the last few days I've been receiving a warning from Microsoft Security Essentials about a file in the Avid installation folder.  The message is as follows:

    Items detected on your PC require further analysis.  By Sending the files listed below, you can help Microsoft analysts determine whether these items are malicious.  File path: C:\Program Files\Avid\Avid Media Composer\stonedog.dll
    As far as I can determine it is part of Marquee, and should be there.

    Question 1:  Is this even a genuine message from Microsoft?  The capitalisation and punctuation seem odd.
    Question 2:  Is anyone else seeing this?
    Question 3:  Should I be concerned?

    I'm only seeing it on my W7 system.  It doesn't appear on W8.1.

    Final question:  What do I do to fix this?

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  • Tue, Feb 17 2015 3:43 AM In reply to

    • BarkinMadd
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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    I'm running MSE on W7 and have not received this message about my MC 8.3 installation.

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  • Tue, Feb 17 2015 7:34 AM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    I am not seeing this either..

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  • Tue, Feb 17 2015 12:17 PM In reply to

    • dmfreeman
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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    John,

    I am not seeing this either, and I'm using MSE as well.

    Denny

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  • Tue, Feb 17 2015 6:47 PM In reply to

    • Sef
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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    In such case, I would try to find the original dll file in the install folders. Replace the suspected one.

    Or maybe even re-install MC after a full uninstall.

    I don't think that a repair will load all files fresh.

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  • Tue, Feb 17 2015 6:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    mse as well - nada.

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  • Tue, Feb 17 2015 11:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    Thanks, guys.  I'd already made up my mind to do what you suggest, Sef.  Fortunately I have two other systems to copy the file from.  After a deep malware scan and fix, of course.

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  • Wed, Feb 18 2015 2:40 AM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    I'd recommend Malwarebytes.org. I use that concurrently with MSE. Very good removing deeply embedded foul stuff.

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  • Wed, Feb 18 2015 4:10 AM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    I'll second the recommendation to Malware Bytes.  Excellent program.

    Denny

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  • Thu, Feb 19 2015 12:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    Thanks, guys.

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  • Thu, Feb 19 2015 5:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    jwrl

    Let us know how it goes... and what file it turns out to be......

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  • Fri, Feb 20 2015 12:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    Will do.  It won't be before Monday though.

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  • Fri, Feb 20 2015 8:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    TV John, Denny Are you running the premium version of Malwarebytes?
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    Regards

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  • Fri, Feb 20 2015 11:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    running premium here, pretty good.

    well worth the 20 bucks/year.

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  • Sat, Feb 21 2015 12:50 AM In reply to

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    Re: Virus warning with MC 8.3

    Running Free, only scans when you tell it to, so no load when not in use.

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