Responding to some reports, Nero announced today that its latest build of the Nero 7 software does not include any malicious code.
Reports indicated that while installing Nero v 18.104.22.168, warnings in spyware and mailware protection software appeared.
"Nero 7 uses some new methods to display pictures and videos. Some of these methods were used for the first time in version 22.214.171.124 and adapted to Windows Vista. As these methods were previously unknown to antivirus software manufacturers, this resulted in a virus warning being displayed in some antivirus software during the installation of Nero 126.96.36.199.," the company said.
In the meantime, these methods have been examined by some
manufacturers, have been classified as harmless, and the relevant
updates of the virus definitions have been carried out. Once the
antivirus software has been updated, virus warnings should no longer
appear during the installation of Nero 188.8.131.52.
Warnings in spyware and mailware which appeared while initially
installing Nero should also no longer appear after updating the
relevant software (e.g. Adaware, Spybot Search & Destroy).