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Infection or False Positive? Windows Action Center advising to "Remove the VirTool:Win32/Beeinject virus"

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#1 neglectron


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

After a blue screen the night before last my computer rebooted and the action center advised me to "Remove the VirTool:Win32/Beeinject virus". I found this shocking as I'm quite safe with my browsing habits and use sandboxie/noscript for anything that is even remotely shady.

Screenshot of the message : http://imgur.com/UcK2V

I spent the entire day yesterday running a variety of Full antivirus and malware scans, all with fully updated virus definitions, and not a single one found anything. A list of the tools I used which came up with nothing:

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
Norton Power Eraser
Windows Defender

Everything, even after multiple full (some 7+ hour) scans came up clean, but Windows Action Center is still showing the same message. Are there any other scans that I should run that I've missed? How likely is it that Microsoft Action Center would find a virus in 30 seconds that 9 different scanners couldn't detect over 12+ hours of scanning? My computer appears to be running completely normally but I'm still a bit freaked out here. How should I proceed to be sure my computer is not compromised in some way?

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#2 drwmbt


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

I have seen this error too and ran multiple scans just as you did, im thoroughly stumped here, can anyone shed some light on this?

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:13 AM


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

Hmm, I've looked into this a little and it seems it a high dangerous threat which may not be detected with traditional anti-viruses.

Sounds like this will need elevated help, and I think you should follow these instructions in order to get this checked out to see whether if is a false positive or not.


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