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False positive - Seventeen or Bust

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#1 Chaky


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:56 AM

I've just ran Combofix on my PC (XP Pro, 32bit, SP3) and it deleted the installation of "Seventeen or Bust" software. That software is legit and is used to calculate prime numbers. Not malware.

Here's a clip of the log

Other Deletions

c:\program files\SB
c:\program files\SB\Readme.txt
c:\program files\SB\ReadMe9X.txt
c:\program files\SB\ReadMeNT.txt
c:\program files\SB\sb.exe
c:\program files\SB\sb.log
c:\program files\SB\sobsvc.exe
c:\program files\SB\sobsvc9x.exe
c:\program files\SB\uninst.exe

(I don't see viruses with readmes too often)

I believe that the root of the problem is folder's name. It must got confused with "Program files\sb.dat" (or similar). I saw that name in several posted combo logs.

Edited by Chaky, 13 January 2010 - 05:27 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:47 PM

Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.

No one should be using ComboFix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

With that said, the developer has been advised and I will move this thread to a more appropriate forum.
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#3 Chaky

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:26 PM

Well, I like to live dangerously. :thumbsup:

I'm not a noob when it comes to PCs (unlike with this forum, heh) and I am using Combofix on the regular basis. Never gave me any trouble. Quite the contrary. Once it rid me of some trojan (Vundo, I think) that killed my firewall, AV software, ability to boot into safe mode... (that's what happens when you press "enter", instead of "delete" on obvious malware.. :flowers: ).

Suffice to say that I was just about to format my drive when I gave Combofix a try. (On my own. I haven't posted anything here nor anywhere else a support request)

No malware can screw up OS as efficiently as I can with my poking around the areas where I poking only brings trouble. That's how I've learned my trade. :trumpet:

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