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Offline kraken.sankey

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Win 10 Microsoft security says I have a problem
« on: March 12, 2020, 11:20:43 AM »
I get a pop up from microsoft 'security' stuff saying I have a issue:- Hacktool:win32/netpass. My Avast system doesn't detect anything. Netpass is something I have used to search all passwords on my PC. Is it a 'threat' or is it MS being 'nit picky ?

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Re: Win 10 Microsoft security says I have a problem
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 01:09:51 PM »
Test the file at VT (https://www.virustotal.com) and post the link to the result here.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
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Re: Win 10 Microsoft security says I have a problem
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 01:20:28 PM »
Hacktool:win32/netpass

Not a virus but a riskware: a warning from microsoft that you have a riskprogram that can be used for good or bad depending on who installed it on your computer


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Re: Win 10 Microsoft security says I have a problem
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 01:22:50 PM »
Ahh OK thanks. worry over.

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Re: Win 10 Microsoft security says I have a problem
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 01:27:49 PM »
if you upload the file to VT as suggested by @Asyn you will probably see a ton of detections but some have "not a virus" or "riskware" in the detection name

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