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Something in Avast Virus Vault

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#1 CasCollins


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Posted 28 October 2014 - 07:45 PM

Found C:\Program Files(x86)\IntelOpenCL SDK\3.0\uninstall in Avast Virus Vault. It's a false positive I'm asumming?

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

It is related to a software installer package and generally found on this location C:\Program Files\ntelOpenCL SDK\3.0\uninstall\setup.exe

Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications

Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process usually depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a legitimate or critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location (folder) than where the legitimate file resides and runs from there.

setup.exe is a common name for legit and malicious programs.

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