If you’re using Avast’s Anti-Virus solution on any of your home computers, you may throwing the program is throwing up reports of your .exe files being infected by “Win32:Delf-MZG [Trj]“. This threw me for a loop, because I’m pretty careful when it comes to data mangement.
Before you start deleting .exe’s or putting them into a chest, you should know that the latest anti-virus definition update is said to contain some bugs which is causing false positives to register.
The word from those following the anti-virus industry is to avoid running Avast for now, till another definition update is released to fix this issue. Hopefully this is done in the next 24-48 hours.
PS: It might be a cause for a freakout if you see a string of trojan/malware warnings, but you are regularly backing up data on your desktop/laptop, aren’t you?
Update: Blackhatworld forum post with info on the situation.