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Possible Trojan

Post by matjones » Sun May 12, 2013 10:28 am

Just finished scanning my machine with malwarebytes and it flagged up a file located in C:\Program Files\Steinberg\WaveLab Elements 8\Tools\Tracer.exe as being a trojan...

Strikes me as being a strange place for a trojan to plant itself so i'm wondering if anyone else has this file and it's a false positive, obviously have quarantined it meantime.

Malwarebytes flagged it as 'Trojan.Ransom.C'

So far WLE8 seems to be running fine without it, i checked the install log and it IS part of the install payload....
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Re: Possible Trojan

Post by PG » Sun May 12, 2013 11:04 am

This is a false warning.
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Re: Possible Trojan

Post by matjones » Sun May 12, 2013 11:06 am

Hi PG and thanks for the quick reply..... always worth checking these things! :D
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Re: Possible Trojan

Post by matjones » Mon May 13, 2013 11:42 am

.........Having run WLE8 pretty extensively yesterday (excellent release btw!!!) it seems to be functioning just fine without the 'Tracer.exe' file as i had removed it before your reply....
Being that it seems to work just fine without it, does anyone know what exactly the file is for? just out of interest like ;)
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Re: Possible Trojan

Post by Arjan P » Mon May 13, 2013 2:33 pm

AFAIK, Tracer is used when a 'safe' controlled startup of the program is wanted, to see where things go wrong during this process. It creates a report for the startup sequence. So if you have no problems, tracer.exe won't be needed.
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