I posted it first in the False Positives Section without success and here we go. Well I have a question about a file called: oalinst.exe
The file info as follows:
Size: 764 KB (782,336 bytes)
Size on Disk: 764 KB (782,336 bytes)
Created: Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 7:47:52
Modified: Thursday, 31 July 2008, 7:02:28
Accessed: Today, 18 October 2010, 3:04:38
Comment: Installs OpenAL32.dll (6.14.357.22) and wrap_oal.dll (18.104.22.168)
Company: Creative Labs Inc.
File Version: 2, 0, 3, 0
Internal Name: oalinst.exe
Product Name: OpenAL Installer
Product Version: 2, 0, 3, 0
Format profile : Executable / Intel i386
File size: 764 KiB
Encoded date: UTC 2007-07-09 17:59:13
In the registry, it is in:
Well, I don't remember to have installed this "application", I was just checking the Program Files Folder and I found this pearl.
What is this?
What does it do, or even better What is it doing?
What does it come from?
In fact is doing something because I tried to uninstall it with Revo and it warned me about it was being used by other programs; but which one(s)?
I googleed the mystery and I found heaven and hell:
It says: OpenAL is a cross-platform 3D audio API appropriate for use with gaming applications and many other types of audio applications.
The link above is from Prevx; well it appears with a girl in a mood of nagging (just imagine your girl expression when you arrive late and a little bit drunk ) and it says that it is a Worm and/or Malicious Software; additionally, tells me I'm being traced !?
Anyway I scanned with MB and with MS Essentials and nothing happened.
I didn't know that I could upload a file here; so I will provide a Megaupload link and I will zipped it and upload it (two is better than one)
Please let me know as much as you can about this file. It is in my 3 machines:
wife: Vista Home Premium SP2
daughter and me: Win XP Pro SP3
My machines are fully updated and protected
Thanks in advance for helping to solve this mystery.