Author Topic: Win32/Distromatic.C  (Read 6109 times)

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« on: November 14, 2014, 09:01:05 PM »
Although I have great faith in Avast, I occasionally scan my hard drives with ESET's online scanner. My experience with it is that it finds nasties that other AV programs miss. Had exactly that happen today. The ESET scanner found Win32/Distromatic.C and indicated it was a "potentially unwanted application". When I Googled it, I found this description on one site: "Win32.Distromatic.C application is a broad category of malicious software that can include adware, spyware, viruses, trojans, backdoors, and worms. All of these programs are designed to thwart computer security and force unwanted system behavior, activities, or damage."

So my question is, how did this thing get past Avast (I have the latest -- 2015 -- version)?

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Re: Win32/Distromatic.C
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 10:04:53 PM »
There is no scanner that can detect everything.
So, eset found a PUP.
It doesn't mean it is harmful, it just means you may not want to use it.

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Re: Win32/Distromatic.C
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2014, 10:29:28 PM »
What was the name/location of the file ?

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Re: Win32/Distromatic.C
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 10:45:48 PM »
Also consider that avast PUP scan is default off you have PUP turned on?  it may detected if on