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Offline MikeSky

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Windows 7 Professional (32bit), Avast Free Antivirus, the latest version.

This just starting happening today. After booting up I get the alert:

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"Suspicious file detected"
"explorer.exe may be harmful to your computer"
"What would you like to do?"
"[DELETE]  [MORE OPTIONS]... [Ignore], [Create Exception]"
...
File Path      C:\Windows\System32\explorer.exe
Detected by   Anti-Rootkit Shield
Status      Detected
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(screenshot attached)

"Ignore" gets the same thing on next boot.
"DELETE" says it can't do it...

Looks like this file is not used since Task Manager shows C:\Windows\explorer.exe.

Could not find any reliable info on deleting C:\Windows\System32\explorer.exe. It's also an older version.

Would appreciate any information you have on this.

Thanks

Offline Pondus

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Re: Suspicious file detected, explorer.exe may be harmful to your computer
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 07:35:21 AM »
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  Would appreciate any information you have on this. 
We don't have any

Suspicious files can be uploaded and tested at virustotal.com   (Note analysis date, if cashed result do a fresh scan)
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