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Is this a false alarm of some kind? wifitask.exe thing.
« on: October 13, 2016, 02:13:10 AM »
Hello all. I just bought a new laptop the other day, barely used it, and have not downloaded anything at all really. I ran an Avast scan and found this alert. Could this be a false positive of some kind? I even ran a scan of Malwarebytes for rootkits and nothing came up. I have defraggler running at the moment as well, so I have no idea if that is causing this.



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Re: Is this a false alarm of some kind? wifitask.exe thing.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 02:47:56 AM »
Also, I was unable to do anything with the scan. Avast just said there was an error. I've had some false positive alerts before in the past, I just would like to make sure this is nothing serious. I ran another Avast scan and nothing came up.
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Re: Is this a false alarm of some kind? wifitask.exe thing.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 08:05:29 AM »
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I ran an Avast scan and found this alert. Could this be a false positive of some kind?
It can ... upload and check suspicious file(s) at one of these places

virustotal.com  /  metadefender.com  /  jotti.org
If file has been scanned before, always click rescan for a fresh result



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Re: Is this a false alarm of some kind? wifitask.exe thing.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 09:03:25 PM »
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I ran an Avast scan and found this alert. Could this be a false positive of some kind?
It can ... upload and check suspicious file(s) at one of these places

virustotal.com  /  metadefender.com  /  jotti.org
If file has been scanned before, always click rescan for a fresh result




Thanks for those handy links. I ran another full Avast scan though along with Malwarebytes, multiple times, and everything was fine. I think it may have been a false positive after all. Happens from time to time I suppose.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 09:15:13 PM »
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Thanks for those handy links.
Did you check the file at virustotal?  post link to scan result here