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hpqmiex.exe infected?

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#1 TheDudeWithTude


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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:11 AM


I was doing a few different activities last night on my PC and then I later went to sleep. When I started my PC up today, I was greeted by Avast, who informed me that hpqmiex.exe is infected. If I had not have known this was an HP process, I would have just plain deleted it. Real question is: Can I safely take it out of the virus chest? And is it a false positive? I was doing a few different things, I did plug my USB flash drive into my moms computer, but I'm not sure that she has a virus, she has Norton ( She's switching from it to avast today, I was helping her)

I'm puzzled because I'm afraid if I delete I'm bleeped and if I don't I'm bleeped even worse :thumbsup:

Everything appears to work properly right now.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:11 PM

If you suspect a detection was a "false positive", then you should submit a sample to avast so they can investigate and take corrective action. Please refer to:
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