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#1 nola_guy


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Posted 13 March 2010 - 11:14 AM

How do I remove PrcViewer? I ran McAfee and it did not remove it completely. What do I have to do to remove it completely?

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 11:29 AM

These entries:

C:\Documents and Settings\...\Process.exe PrcViewer
C:\Documents and Settings\...\Reboot.exe Generic PUP.g

Look like entries from a program called Smitfraudfix - it that was a clean up program used on this PC, these may just be leftovers. They're often flagged by anti-virus programs incorrectly.

This is from another forum.Have you ran Smitfraudfix?

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:09 PM


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.

Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs or specialized fix tools, may at times be detected by some anti-virus and anti-malware scanners as a "Risk Tool", "Hacking Tool", "Potentially Unwanted Program", or even "Malware" (virus/trojan) when that is not the case. This occurs for a variety of reasons to include the tool's compiler, the files it uses, registry fixes, malware strings it contains and the type of security engine that was used during the scan.

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 which 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. In these cases the detection is a "False Positive". Either have your anti-virus ignore the detection or right-click on the detected file and manually delete it.
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