windows security essentials found a virus on my PC! Can someone tell me what it does?

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  1. szdpd

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    I was using a program used to split videos named "Power Video Cutter" which I obtained from download.com and scanned for viruses using MS security essentials before installing it when I suddenly received a message from MS security essentials indicating that an exploit was found on my pc: Win32/CVE-2010-0818.gen

    Category: Exploit
    Description: This program is dangerous and exploits the computer on which it is run.
    Recommendation: Remove this software immediately.
    Microsoft Security Essentials detected programs that may compromise your privacy or damage your computer. You can still access the files that these programs use without removing them (not recommended). To access these files, select the 'Allow' action and click 'Apply actions'. If this option is not available, log on as administrator or ask the local administrator for help.
    Items:
    file:C:\video1.wmv



    Can someone tell me what exactly that virus is and why download.com would make a file that has a virus available for download?
     
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    How do you know it came from download.com ?

    video1.wmv in the root of c is weird!
     
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    C:\video1.wmv is the file that I was cutting and C:\ the location where I was placing it.

    Not the first time. I used it to cut another piece of the same video a while earlier


    By the way, does this sound like a serious virus? Should I be paranoid and format my hard drive or is it one of those things that could be harmful but is not necessarily causing any harm?
     
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    The file would have been around 150 MB's. I deleted it.