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Windows 7: Is this a malicious file that keeps showing up in avast bootscan?

23 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Is this a malicious file that keeps showing up in avast bootscan?

C:\Program Files(x86)\Skype\toolbars\Skypetoolbars.msi|>fileIeaddonIconIco. B42772A4__1C26_462F_81FG_13E4A2E8DE85 Error 42127 CAB Archive is corrupted

C:\Program Files(x86)\Skype\toolbars\Skypetoolbars.msi|>fileIeaddonIconIcox64. B42772A4__1C26_462F_81FG_13E4A2E8DE85 Error 42127 CAB Archive is corrupted

C:\Windows\Installer\1078F.msi|>FileIeaddonIconIco.B42772A4__1C26_462F_81FG_13E4A2E8DE85 Error 42127 CAB Archive is corrupted

C:\Windows\Installer\1078F.msi|>FileIeaddonIconIcox64.B42772A4__1C26_462F_81FG_13E4A2E8DE85 Error 42127 CAB Archive is corrupted

These 4 Show up during the scan, are these anything to worry about?


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23 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Let me put it this way. If the anti virus I trusted kept showing these things as unwanted they would be gone. You can Google them and make a decision.
To help make a decision you could use this.
Windows Defender Offline
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23 Aug 2012   #3

32 bit
 
 

No,they are false positives
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23 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I take it that Googling thing worked out well for you. If you ever get in the mood give MSE a try.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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23 Aug 2012   #5

32 bit
 
 

Why should one google stuffs ,when its clear from the logs

CAB archive file is corrupted and avast is unable to read it,so marks it as suspicious
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24 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I stopped using it as it showed no problems however when I did an online scan using one of the paid apps I had plenty viruses.
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24 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I should have clarified that avast wasn't saying itself these were malicious, it just kept showing those files to the side I guess because they were corrupted.

I uninstalled Skype Click to call and none of the files are showing up in bootscan now.
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26 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From the message you post here, it doesn't shows any infection or whatever, it just says "file corrupted", which means it can't access it and is totally unusable (even for good purposes). It seems just as a warning of a damaged file, not a virus or anything like that. The fact that the CAB is damaged means that the antivirus cannot analyze it and maybe Avast is promptly to warn you about that.

But when in doubt, I prefer to recur to VirusTotal. It's an online site where you can upload files and have them analyzed by a variety of antiviruses on the cloud: https://www.virustotal.com/
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