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Vulnerabilites in Windows Media Player RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had some so-called Antivirus Company (Antivir) get on my computer. They said I had (20 threats) and that windows Media Player has vulnerabilites and mentioned something about a Remote Code and some kind of execution.They said they found(2) ways Trojans or Viruses could get into my computer. I thought that the problems with Windows Media Player was pretty much taken care of by Microsoft Corp; other than this problem, my media player is fine.
    Monday, November 23, 2009 8:43 AM

Answers

  • Firstly, please understand that each security product has its own definition of virus and spyware. Therefore, we can see some products indicate a file as spyware, others do not. Currently, there isn't a standard for antivirus program vendors to scale if a certain file is virus/spyware/rootkit. As a result, we may see the virus scan results are different from different virus scan systems.

    You can share the result with us or upload a screenshot of the scan result to skydrive.live.com so that we can help to check this. Also, you can try the following link to perform a virus check so that we can see if this is a false positive issue from Antivir:

    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm 

    Hope this helps!
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:32 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Firstly, please understand that each security product has its own definition of virus and spyware. Therefore, we can see some products indicate a file as spyware, others do not. Currently, there isn't a standard for antivirus program vendors to scale if a certain file is virus/spyware/rootkit. As a result, we may see the virus scan results are different from different virus scan systems.

    You can share the result with us or upload a screenshot of the scan result to skydrive.live.com so that we can help to check this. Also, you can try the following link to perform a virus check so that we can see if this is a false positive issue from Antivir:

    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm 

    Hope this helps!
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:32 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Sean, I just want to say "THANK YOU VERY MUCH". Know one ever explained that to me. I always use OneCare Safety Scan. So, I guess I'll go ahead and do a Full Scan. Thank You, Again, this info; Really Did Help.
    Monday, November 30, 2009 4:12 AM
  • You are welcome. Recently, we have published another FREE antivirus program: Microsoft Security Essentials. You can try and install it via the following link

    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 4:31 AM
    Moderator