Trend Micro Virus Scan Reports bdsreg.exe from Rad Studio XE3 as a virus

Abstract: This is false positive virus report. Use MicroTrend OfficeSan console to ignore bdsreg.exe

If you have Trend Micro Virus scan installed, when installing Rad Studio/Delphi/C++ Builder XE3 Trend Micro may report the Mal_Xed-21 Security Threat:

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Depending on your installation of Trend Micro Virus, you may or may not see the above dialog. However, the install will abort with the error "Extraction of installation data downloaded from the web has failed." This error will occur if you are usiing the web installer or installing from media.


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This is a false positive virus report in which MicroTrend has agreed as such. MicroTrend OPR version 9.390.00 should resolve the proiblem. You can also use the following steps to tell Trend Micro virus protection to not scan the files used by the install of your product.

  1. Start OfficeScan console from the system tray
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  2. Select Settings | Real Time Scan
  3. Click Edit, next to Enable scan exclusions check-box
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  4. Under Scan Exclusion List (Files) Add bdsreg.exe
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  5. Click OK to all dialogs. You should now be able to run your install.