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WmiPrvSE modifying Rasphone.pbk


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#1 Thelps

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 10:26 AM

Hi all,

 

Every time I start my VPN Client I find that my Firewall/Antivirus warns me that WmiPrvSE is modifying Rasphone.pbk.

 

This is presented as a warning by the AV/Firewall.

 

Should I be concerned? What legitimate causes could be the root of this? 



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 09:59 AM

You shouldn't be concerned about this:

 

 

When you create a connection to a wireless, dial-up, broadband, or VPN network, Windows stores the configuration in a connection profile. By default, these profiles are stored in the file RASPhone.pbk found in the following folder:

%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\PBK

After you create a connection profile, you can then connect to that network as needed by using any one of the connection techniques described in Connect to a Remote Network.

Since malware can use this to inject ads, etc its why your AV is considering this as suspicious

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731864%28WS.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

 

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