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Title: bitdeins.exe ?
Post by: akm on August 12, 2014, 01:41:43 AM
A full scan pointed to 'bitdeins.exe' as file to deal with.
Browsing indicated that it is a needed file for Windows (XP).
Searching indicated that it was only located in C:\Windows\ directory (as the scan indicated).
Hesitant to move to chest etc, if it is some kind of false-positive scan result.
Thoughts ?
Title: Re: bitdeins.exe ?
Post by: Pondus on August 12, 2014, 01:54:03 AM
what does avast say about the file?

upload file to www.virustotal.com and test. if scanned before click new scan
post link to scan result here

do you have any programs from ABBYY installed ?     http://www.abbyy.com/

Title: Re: bitdeins.exe ?
Post by: akm on August 12, 2014, 05:36:27 AM

Thank you for the reply !
The C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Avast\log\aswAr1.log file only shows the location... File C:\WINDOWS\bitdeins.exe .
The link to the 1/54 VT scan is...
My understanding is bitdeins.exe is an installer program use by Windows, and am not sure what Windows would do without it.
Although most sites indicate it should be in C:\Windows\system32\ , this one is in C:\Windows\ .
Am not experiencing any 9 or 10 related error messages... as described a various bideins.exe info sites, so assume it may be ok, but apparently it is subject to infection ?
Have never had this flag from Avast in the past, and only 1/54 at virustotal.
File properties indicate created in 1999... maybe came with XP ?
Interested in consequences delete or put in 'Chest', and how that effects registry, performance, etc.
Or, maybe just wait and see.  ::)
Thoughts ?
Title: Re: bitdeins.exe ?
Post by: Eddy on August 12, 2014, 04:28:38 PM
bitdeins.exe is NOT a part of Windows.
If the file is legitimate, it is likely part of ABBYY FineReader or ABBYY PDF Transformer.
Do you have software from ABBYY installed?

Put it in the chest and use your system e.g. a week as you normally do.
If you don't experience any problems delete the file permanently.