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Avira reported a virus in the recycle bin


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#1 Zone out

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 04:57 AM

Hi.

 

I have windows 7 64bit.  I was going to save a copy of VirtualBox 4.3.28.0 to dvd, the file was ready to be written to disc but then I changed my mind and deleted the temp file.  As soon as I did it avira popped up with this warning,

 

Virus or unwanted program 'TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen2 [trojan]'
detected in file 'C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-3139134934-3399216541-1204604078-1003\$R0KA5D5.exe.
Action performed: Transfer to Scanner

 

A quick scan ran but nothing more happened.

 

So is this a virus or did avira just detect the temp file of virtualbox in the recycle bin as a virus.  I have emptied the recycle bin.

 

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:13 AM

Hi there,

TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen2 is a generic detection Avira uses for packed files. So this file may or may not be malicious.

I would just empty the Recycle Bin and be done with it. If you wish to have a checkup then let me know.

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 08:00 PM

It is not unusual for an anti-virus or anti-malware scanner to have problems with or be suspicious of compressed, archived, .cab, .rar, .jar, .iso, and packed files because they have difficulty reading what is inside them. These kind of files often trigger alerts by security software using heuristic detection because they are resistant to scanning (difficult to read). This resistance may also result in some scanners to stall (hang) on these particular types of files or just ignore (skip) them.
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Posted 17 June 2015 - 08:46 PM

I would just empty the Recycle Bin and be done with it. If you wish to have a checkup then let me know.
 

OK, I'll just leave it for now, I emptied the recycle bin and ran a full scan of avira and malwarebytes and both found nothing.

 

Thanks to the posters for their help.






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