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Leaked copies of Windows 7 RC contain Trojan

May 05, 2009, 21:02 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Windows 7 RC, which Microsoft Corp. will officialy launch tomorrow, leaked two weeks ago, with copies first appearing on BitTorrent tracking sites on April 24.

"Some of the pirated builds include a Trojan horse, numerous users said in message forums and in comments on BitTorrent sites such as

""Just a warning for anyone downloading the new RC builds of windows 7. Quiet [sic] a lot of the downloads have a trojan inbedded [sic] in the setup EXE," said someone identified as Frank Fontaine on a discussion thread. "The Setup EXE is actually a container, it appears to be a self-extracting EXE. There are 2 files inside, Setup.exe and codec.exe."

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