My desktop has some bad symptoms so, to buy some time, I decided to install
my R2005 onto my laptop.
My AntiVir immediately popped up with an alert to "A virus or unwanted
program was found!"
The file is found on the installation disk, path \Bin\DSAction.exe. AntiVir
claims it is the TR/PCK.Krap.B.221 Trojan.
As a little background, my R2004 license permitted one update. I then was
permitted to download the next version, during that period, which I
immediately put to this CD. This may be the first time I've ever tried to
install from it.
Should I allow this file or is this a false alert?
"As a little background, my R2004 license permitted one update."
Do you have a subscription for AutoCAD? If so you would have every
version since 2004. If not, your license didn't give you an automatic
upgrade to 2005 since Autodesk does not do that.=A0
"I then was permitted to download the next version, during that
period, which I immediately put to this CD. =A0This may be the first
time I've ever tried to install from it."
It sounds to me like you downloaded some bootleg copy of AutoCAD from
a site other than Autodesk. As I stated before, unless your 2004
license is on subscription you are not entitled to an automatic
upgrade to 2005.
And if you have a current subscription you would have very version up
I have been installing and supporting AutoCAD since version 12. I have
never seen an executable from Autodesk, whether on disk or downloaded
from the website, that is corrupted with a virus.
Your machine probably already had the virus and when you ran the
install it became apparent.
As for Vista, what would lead you to belive that 2004 would work if
2005 is incompatible? The only versions that are compatible with Vista
are 2007, with the service pack, 2008, and 2009.
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