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Gooday mates:

Long time I haven't see you. Well I have a question about a file called: oalinst.exe

The file info as follows:


C:\Program Files\OpenAL\oalinst.exe

Size: 764 KB (782,336 bytes)

Size on Disk: 764 KB (782,336 bytes)

Created: Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 7:47:52

Modified: Thursday, 31 July 2008, 7:02:28

Accessed: Today, 18 October 2010, 3:04:38

Comment: Installs OpenAL32.dll (6.14.357.22) and wrap_oal.dll (

Company: Creative Labs Inc.

File Version: 2, 0, 3, 0

Internal Name: oalinst.exe

Product Name: OpenAL Installer

Product Version: 2, 0, 3, 0

Format profile : Executable / Intel i386

File size: 764 KiB

Encoded date: UTC 2007-07-09 17:59:13

In the registry, it is in:



Well, I don't remember to have installed this "application", I was just checking the Program Files Folder and I found this pearl.

What is this?

What does it do, or even better What is it doing?

What does it come from?

In fact is doing something because I tried to uninstall it with Revo and it warned me about it was being used by other programs; but which one(s)?

I googleed the mystery and I found heaven and hell:



It says: OpenAL is a cross-platform 3D audio API appropriate for use with gaming applications and many other types of audio applications.



The link above is from Prevx; well it appears with a girl in a mood of nagging :) (just imagine your girl expression when you arrive late and a little bit drunk :) ) and it says that it is a Worm and/or Malicious Software; additionally, tells me I'm being traced !?

Anyway I scanned with MB and with MS Essentials and nothing happened.

I didn't know that I could upload a file here; so I will provide a Megaupload Link and I will zipped it and upload it (two is better than one)

Please let me know as much as you can about this file. It is in my 3 machines:

wife: Vista Home Premium SP2

daughter and me: Win XP Pro SP3

My machines are fully updated and protected

Thanks in advance for helping to solve this mystery.

bye :)


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