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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 08:58 AM

I ran the Mcafee free online scan and it picked up many PrcViewer items.

I googled PcrViewer and read that these could be legitimate items needed to run certain programs but again they may not be. I don't know how to tell good from bad.

Here is the log.

C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047780.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047781.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047782.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047783.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047784.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047787.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047809.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047810.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047812.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047814.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047815.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\A0047818.exe PrcViewer


Is this something that should concern me ?

I ran SAS, Malwarebytes, F-Secure, Housecall, Bitdefender, Windows Live Care and Panda online scans and they all came back clean other than a few cookies.

XP-Home, IE-8, SP-3

Thanks for your time.

Dennis :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:13 AM

PrcViewer

This is a generic detection that covers multiple variants of PRCViewer. PRCViewer is a small command line utility that can alter a processes characteristics (Affinity and Priority) and also View, Close, Kill, Suspend and Resume running processes, even when Task Manager access is disabled.


Variants are often used in specialized fix tools. Such programs have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. When flagged by an anti-virus or security scanner, it's because the program includes features, behavior or files that appear suspicious or it can potentially be used for malicious purposes. 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 or that it was simply detected as suspicious due to the security program's Heuristic analysis engine which provides the ability to detect possible new variants of malware. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:20 AM

Thanks for the information.

Since I am not experiencing any problems I am going to look on the bright side and consider the items to be friendly. :thumbsup:

Thanks for your help quietman7 !


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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:27 AM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file or you want a second opinion, submit it to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:29 AM

Ok, will do. I saved the links you provided.


Thanks,

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:36 AM

You're welcome.
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