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MikeN92

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Virus or False Positive
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:02:40 AM »
http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=c34b7588b8289bcb8cb18c778d3642f2f69fbc56b40fbcaa4233c512e6a1ee32-1294301199

The file is located in Windows Sidebar's folder. I have XP so shouldn't be able to run the sidebar but with Alky it is possible. I'm curious if it is a real virus or a false positive, so I can send it to the virus chest or leave it. Any opinions?

EDIT: Since the file is not in the virus chest how do I send the file for Avast to analyze?
« Last Edit: January 06, 2011, 10:05:45 AM by Mi Ka El »

Offline mikaelrask

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Re: Virus or False Positive
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 10:05:07 AM »
it looks to me like a false threat.
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Re: Virus or False Positive
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 10:22:08 AM »
you can send it to virus @ avast . com in a password protected zip.file
subject: False Positive and passwored: infected

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or you can try this   http://www.avast.com/contact-form.php?loadStyles
from the dropp down menu, choose False positive

MikeN92

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Re: Virus or False Positive
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 10:28:22 AM »
Ok, I'm glad it's safe. I don't think I should send it since it's a safe file but I'll do it just in case. Thx.