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Tehcnician Toolbox - exe file has heu_viper?

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#1 Geronimo9


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 09:34 AM


I have just downloaded the update and Trend Security have said the technicians_toolbox,exe has a threat attached?  Threat heu_viper?

Has anyone else had the same problem?

I am so wary of downloading from any sites and always believed Bleeping Computer to be safe :(

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 10:20 AM

We are still safe :)

Update your defs, looks to be a false positive. See this virustotal report:


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 08:21 AM

Thanks Grinler  :thumbup2: 

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 12:44 AM

Avast and Emsisoft are fairly assertive, they have flagged good downloads as well.  What I've done is exclude my download directories from being scanned. After download[s] complete, and the files are being moved to their respective holding directories, then they are scanned.  At least I have a chance to restore & whitelost at that time.

Edited by RolandJS, 15 March 2015 - 12:44 AM.

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#5 The Feet

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 07:30 AM

I downloaded it today and gave it a spin.


Useful bit of kit ..... some of the utilities are available in other software , but this ties them together nicely.


If it is getting flagged by your AV it is almost certainly because one of the "tools" grants an elevation to "System"


And if you think that Admin has the highest privileges in the Windows OS ..... think again !


This type of elevation is typical of the behaviour of Rootkits ..... and that is why your Anti-Virus doesn't like it.


If anything , it shows that your AV is " on the case".


I've used several other programs from "Tweaking" and it's all good stuff .


Use them with confidence is my advice .... FWIW  :)


My security routine for ALL downloads is this , regardless of how much I trust the source :-


Scan the local download file with MBAM

Upload it to Virustotal.com

Get the checksum from there , and use a hash tool to check it against your download

...... and of course ..... DON'T trust the MD5 checksum , choose a better one !

Edited by The Feet, 15 March 2015 - 07:35 AM.

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