False positive?

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  1. Sop
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    File name: [​IMG]\My Documents\Downloads\UXPatcher\UXTheme Multi-Patcher 7.1.exe
    Threat name: Win32.Pasta.lvb
    Security level: Four bars
    Category: Trojan
    Description: This is a known Trojan/Backdoor. It is recommend that you quarantine this threat.


    AVG
    Yes, I know AVG sucks but... Just to be safe.
     
  2. Joe88

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    its on softpedia and other sites so its safe
    scanned it with symantec and nothing came up
     
  3. ihackedit

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    Delete it?
    If you can't do it in safe mode...
     
  4. Sop
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    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    Well, I downloaded it off Softpedia.
     
  5. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    Usually if I get anything like that - I would usually upload it & try it out @ http://virscan.org/

    It'll check it against a LOT of virus scanners (37 last count) - & if only 1-2 results come up as a virus, I would say it's most probably is a 'false positive'

    on the other hand, if you get more than that (a lot more) then I would suspect the file IS a virus
     
  6. Hakoda

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    Off-topic: How's it goin Cannon?
    On-topic: add it to AVG exception to prevent it from popping up again, sounds fine to me.
     
  7. Sop
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    Scanner results : 16% Scanner(s) (6/37) found malware!
     
  8. lemmymet

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    This application change important files from windows to change your theme, this can cause that virus scanner want to block this(yes uxtheme multi-patcher uses a backdoor to make your winxp not ugly anymore)
    It is safe, but if it`s gonna wrong then you can`t boot windows anymore(2,5% of the users get problems with uxpatcher but that 2,5% are n00bs) [​IMG]
     
  9. CannonFoddr

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    How's what goin ???
     
  10. Hakoda

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    Off-topic: I meant life in general.
     
  11. MaxNuker

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    Try www.virustotal.com

    i always use it to check downloaded files that are less then 20MB in size... it tests it through 42 anti virus if im not failing
     
  12. Ammako

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    Pretty much the same as process.exe
     
  13. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    Not too bad - can't complain (much)
     
  14. Skyline969

    Skyline969 MENUdo Afficionado

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    I know you've mentioned AVG sucks in your post, but... why AVG?
     
  15. keasy

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    Use sandboxie for any app/download you have doubts about.

    That way you're safe as safe can be.