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PE_Rom.dll trojan - not sure if it's a false positive

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#1 korlat


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 05:35 PM



I have a windows 7 operating system and have mcafee total protection as well as MBAM (malwarebytes anti-malware).


On startup of my machine and occasionally when running, mcafee informs me it has quarantined a trojan - Artemis! - 9E52F321A396. This file is continually re-created, and has been quarantined multiple times.


I don't know if this is a false positive or not.


Other points to note -


I see no other signs of an infection.


MBAM does not flag this file as a trojan.


The file is edited so that when i startup, the file size is 5109KB and then changed to a size of 1024KB - when the file size is 1024KB mcafee quarantines it.


I searched online and read other posts on this forum and believe the PE_Rom.dll file is related to my ASUS motherboard and the ASUS suite software i have installed.


If i run Asus ez update the file is changed back to a 5109KB size and the update appears to run ok (nothing requires updating)


I upload both files 1029KB and the 5109Kb to virus total - the 5109KB - 0/54 detection - the 1029Kb - 7/54 detection list of results where

- AVware - Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

- Comodo - UnclassifiedMalware

- Mcafee - RDN/Generic.dx

- Mcafee-GW-Edition - RDN/Generix.dx

- Sophos - Mal/Generic-S

- Symantec - Trojan.Gen.SMH.2

- VIPRE - Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT


Does anyone know if this is a real infection or just a false positive? I searched a few of the register key locations where previous PE_rom.dll viruses created register keys and i see none of these.


Any help appreciated




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Posted 01 January 2016 - 10:57 AM



With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 06:35 PM



I have created the thread in the linked topic




Thanks for your response

Edited by korlat, 01 January 2016 - 06:57 PM.

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