Dear 'Stormy' (and cc., as it were, Jacee and Poru) Thank you for your post. The software comes with MSI's drivers for the Nvidia card, as against the normal Nvidia drivers. A websearch I carried out did reveal references to it. Indeed someone at the MSI site asks MSI to rename their file (winsys.exe) to avoid the false positives I am complaining about. I tried the online scan at http://virusscan.jotti.org/ - thanks Jacee - and that services determined that the program was OK. Thanks again Nick ('najoll')
Dear PCPitstop people The scanner reports that the following file on my system is a virus or spyware: C:\WINDOWS\system32\WinSys.exe. Now there do seem to be files of that name and location that are malicious. (So an internet search tells me.) However, I am confident that the file is part of the 'dynamic overclocking' software for my NVIDIA / MSI video card (a GEFORCE FX5500). I have scanned the file with multiple malware detection tools and they say it is fine. All I mean to do with this post is advertise the above fact so that (a) other testers don't worry and hopefully( PCpitstop will correct the misidentification. Cheers. PS: Here is a link that may take you to my results: http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=ZKDJ0W4ZJVCSPDJR. I hope that works; I do not understand very well how posting works, I am afraid.