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Trojan Bitrose on DVD Digital Copy,
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This review is from: Skyfall (Blu-ray/ DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)
Much to my surprise when I loaded the digital copy that my virus protection found the following:
Infected File Found
/Voluments/SKYFALL/MediaManager/loader.exe Trojan.Bifrose-14946 FOUND.
USE CAUTION WHEN INSTALLING THIS FILE ON A PC. It's a real trojan virus!!!!!
Tracked by 3 customers
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Initial post: Feb 12, 2013 11:51:54 AM PST
Could it be a false positive by your Virus protection? Did you double check with a second program?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 11:53:08 AM PST
Yes. Both Clam XAV Sentry and MacKeeper reported the virus.
Posted on Feb 12, 2013 3:15:08 PM PST
C. Rice says:
I did a full scan of the DVD using up-to-date McAfee and no viruses or malware of any kind was found.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 3:37:41 PM PST
I'm certain not all are affected...but mine certainly is. Bad batch from China probably...
Posted on Feb 13, 2013 6:37:45 AM PST
Michael A. Fargo says:
I too discovered my virus protection found the following when transferring my digital copy of skyfall to iTues: Trojan.Bifrose-14946'detected in/volumes/SKYFALL/DVDROM/MediaManager/lo
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 1:10:05 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2013 1:10:45 PM PST
Jason Scott Whetzel says:
Its not unheard of for media companies to put malware on media discs for anti-piracy issues and to prevent media sharing. Sony BMG got nailed hard for putting rootkits on their media in 2005. They have also been nailed for installing spyware on their products. X-Men First Class had a similar issue where the spyware installed prevented it from playing on the PS3. You had to disconnect from the internet to play the movie so the spyware wouldn't beable to beacon out.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 9:06:35 AM PST
D. Reed says:
Spyware and anti-piracy software are one thing, a trojan is another.
I am confused, however. According to the information I have, the digital copy is via Ultraviolet (I have to wait until next week to get the movie as it is a gift). I've gotten several digital copies via Ultraviolet (Contagion, Prometheus, Dark Knight Rises). The DVD box should come with a code which you redeem online and then download the file from Ultraviolet/Flixster. So there isn't anything on a disk to copy over and there certainly wouldn't be anything to copy to iTunes.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 9:13:06 AM PST
The instructions for Mac are to insert the digital copy, the start the app. It launches a webpage where you enter the reg number and choose itunes of UV. You can do both.
Personally...I HATE ultraviolet.
But that's a different story.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 9:20:17 AM PST
Michael A. Fargo says:
The digital copy is off an actual DVD because in addition to ultraviolet it can be transferred to the iTunes cloud.
Posted on Feb 16, 2013 4:02:24 PM PST
Installed on my Macintosh including the "Trojan" (I guess) zero problems.
By the way, what is "Virus Protection" anyway ?