Windows 7 RC1 Leak Contains Trojan - Yes, Really.

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  1. rafarquhar

    rafarquhar New Member

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    After informing you all of the leak, I thought I'd inform you all of the trojan. A few quick things:
    1. Not every ******* contained the trojan - you might have a clean version, like I do.
    2. It's a really pathetic attempt and can be easily avoided/fixed before installing Windows 7.
    3. The trojan only affects those upgrading to RC1/Windows 7, not those who did a clean install.
    4. You can test your iso with a checksum (look at the bottom of my post) or by extracting the ISO and examining the setup.exe that was inside.

    Anyhow, from what I understand, it's just a pretty standard annoying trojan. Apparently some super 1337 h4xx0r got the idea to swap the setup.exe in the ISO with a self-extracting archive that contained 2 files - setup.exe and codec.exe. Unsurprisingly, codec.exe is the trojan. Yes, that's really all he did.

    MD5 checksums:
    x86: 8867C13330F56A93944BCD46DCD73590
    x64: 98341af35655137966e382c4feaa282d

    Source 1
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  2. manutdfan539

    manutdfan539 New Member

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    Eh, Mine's clean. I always do clean installs anyway.
  3. BMatt

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    w0w. t4ht h4xx0r mu5t hav3 t3h m4d ski11z

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