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Is "Panther" a maleware?


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#1 BCGronk

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 01:32 PM

I recently noticed in my Win-7 system folder a file titled "Panther". I do not recall seeing this file before. The file is a little over 100 mbs. The has a lot of XML files in it. I have scanned the file and the computer several times with various malware detectors, and they have found nothing. Anybody have any ideas what this is?

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 02:27 PM

Hello -

It is a small size, so do you think you had a picture of a Panther in there ??

 

>>The file is a little over 100 mbs.<< About average size for a small picture -

 

Any Help ??



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 02:52 PM

I recently noticed in my Win-7 system folder a file titled "Panther". [...] Anybody have any ideas what this is?

 

It's most likely a legitimate system folder related to Windows installation or upgrade. Please refer to this KB https://support.microsoft.com/kb/927521.



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 03:01 PM

I must agree with pyroclastic, as it can be a standard set-up item C:\Windows\Panther ...........

 

Example.>> C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log

 

Thanks, I missed that one.


Edited by noknojon, 13 December 2014 - 03:04 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 03:30 PM

You're welcome :)

Some of those Windows system components are named excessively unintuitive.



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 11:49 PM

Thanks everybody!  This thread can be closed.



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 08:28 AM

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