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Windows 7: ESET Antivirus detected a potential threat in Winzip Utilities

30 Aug 2014   #11
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I will run the antivirus in the three ways to explore...


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30 Aug 2014   #12
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
I will run the antivirus in the three ways to explore...
If you get anything other than the WinZip file, I would also run Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner

(This link will start the download)
https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/

and AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner Download

If you need help running them just let me know. Post the logs here after they finish.

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30 Aug 2014   #13
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Eset is a very aggressive program. (Not that this is a bad thing!)

It will mark any program that includes pups (potentially unwanted program) like toolbars etc as a threat. You need to decide if you really trust the application you are installing.

Anything like registry cleaners or optimizers should always be avoided.
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30 Aug 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I could also be flagging something WinZip compressed. Another zipped up program, file or folder.
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30 Aug 2014   #15
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Eset is a very aggressive program. (Not that this is a bad thing!)

It will mark any program that includes pups (potentially unwanted program) like toolbars etc as a threat. You need to decide if you really trust the application you are installing.

Anything like registry cleaners or optimizers should always be avoided.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I could also be flagging something WinZip compressed. Another zipped up program, file or folder.
The Winzip came from a cd of drivers (which has expired). Now, I not know why that message appears when the program already has a year of being installed ?

That virus is severe to the point of having to restore all the system files ?
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30 Aug 2014   #16
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Upload it to virus total.

https://www.virustotal.com/

See what it reports. Most likely a False positive. And since it was a cd, it is very unlikely the files got messed with. Assuming they were virus free when they were burned.
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30 Aug 2014   #17
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I think it has been removed. I do not see it in the folder.

When installing, maybe those utilities were marked for installation as well.
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30 Aug 2014   #18
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
If you get anything other than the WinZip file, I would also run Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner

(This link will start the download)
https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/

and AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner Download

If you need help running them just let me know. Post the logs here after they finish.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
In the three modes I did not find anything.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I could also be flagging something WinZip compressed. Another zipped up program, file or folder.
I did not quite understand


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Upload it to virus total.

https://www.virustotal.com/

See what it reports. Most likely a False positive. And since it was a cd, it is very unlikely the files got messed with. Assuming they were virus free when they were burned.
How the files get messed ?



Two final questions:
- That message appeared because the program wanted auto run. Right ? And change something in the windows folder ?
- And I need change passwords or other things ?



I will mark as solved the issue as the "virus" was eliminated. Thank all for following this topic.
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30 Aug 2014   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If Winzip zipped up something that was infected the anti virus could be picking up the zipped up file and not Winzip itself.

Find the files that are zipped and right tick on them and choose to scan them one at a time.
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10 Sep 2014   #20
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I was out there looking for information about what ESET detected it. And seems other users happened the same situation (https://forum.eset.com/topic/3125-cw...alse-positive/)

It seems that the last update I detect the file as virus.


What do you think ?
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