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Windows 7: "RPC Virus virus" message in action center?

20 Nov 2013   #1

 
 
"RPC Virus virus" message in action center?

I've had no problem with my computer in the past two days, yet I see an action center message today, supposedly from yesterday, warning me that "This problem was caused by the RPC virus, a known computer virus" and no further information.


Since I've gotten no notification from my usual antivirus/antimalware sources, this seems like a scam or a false positive of some sort. Is this something normal or should I be concerned?

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20 Nov 2013   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Windows 8 VMs: Kali Linux, Security Onion, Arch Linux, Win Server 08 & 12
 
 

Which "Action Center" is providing the alert?

That doesn't really sound like a Microsoft Alert because of the redundancy of the actual alert.

Have you ran your Virus/Malware software and see what comes up?
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20 Nov 2013   #3

 
 

It's my real Windows Action Center alert, and I ran Malware Bytes, which found some random spyware file in my temp folder, but nothing else.
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20 Nov 2013   #4

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Windows 8 VMs: Kali Linux, Security Onion, Arch Linux, Win Server 08 & 12
 
 

Not saying you're wrong at all but I just don't see that as a genuine Microsoft warning. I would definitely run some deep scans with your Anti virus and malware software.
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20 Nov 2013   #5

 
 

This is so ridiculous, I have to update it here...


Turns out the Microsoft Action center had reported me having the RPC Virus, because it found an "RPC.exe" file in my computer... which was a normal program with an executable named "RPC.exe"
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20 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What do you use a password cracker for?
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20 Nov 2013   #7

 
 

Idle curiosity--- found some old passworded RARs in My Documents that I'd never seen before
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20 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please take rule number 6 under advisement from our Forum Rules.

6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules
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21 Nov 2013   #9

 
 

I wasn't advertising, just reporting what had happened, and what Windows targeted. The case is solved. It was meteors.
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