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#1 KevinWater

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:00 AM

My computer has 'prcviewer', McAfee has found it but is unable to remove fully. I Have a XP system and I am not a computer programmer or even close to being one. Does anyone know how I can remove this 'prcviewer' fully? thank you!

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:34 AM

'PrcView is a process viewer utility that displays detailed information about processes running under Windows. For each process it displays memory, threads and module usage. For each DLL it shows full path and version information. PrcView comes with a command line version that allows you to write scripts to check if a process is running, kill it, etc. '

It is probably a false positive by McAfee
Did it give a proceess name and a path (Location)

Also a good discussion of it here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44790/system-32-window/
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:15 PM

Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs or specialized fix tools such as process.exe, restart.exe, SmiUpdate.exe, reboot.exe, ws2fix.exe, prcviewer.exe and nircmd.exe may at times be detected by some anti-virus/anti-malware scanners as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool", "Potentially unwanted tool", or even "malware (virus/trojan)" when that is not the case.

Such programs have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. These detections do not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them. In these cases the detection is a "False Positive" as boopme has indicated.

You can use Windows Search feature to find the file and then should be able to just delete it.
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