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Virus Total lists malware in software recommended by BC!


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:05 AM

Hi, these are the results, I've been using these programs for a while now, does that mean I am infected with all these?

 

delfix_1.010.exe

https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/8a22c1ebd3acbfd7ba443a950d1a7903c27eb63fe0722585cbab2d56d2ad2d9c/analysis/1461107568/

 

Tencent     Win32.Trojan.Agent.Ts    20160420

VBA32   Trojan.SelfDel    20160419

ViRobot      Trojan.Win32.A.PSW-Tepfer.781312[h]           20160419

 

 

AdwCleaner_v5.112.exe

https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/66fd5c771835c0aaeae3eeacd907d8807fc401d8f38ab3ee7757b2a2fada2b25/analysis/1461211606/

 

AegisLab     Troj.Generic.mC9r     20160421

Cyren   W32/GenBl.61BB991D!Olympus  20160421

Rising      PE:Malware.Generic/QRS!1.9E2D [F]          20160421

 

rkill.exe

https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/6f084bfc9e26773a7d8f6c59b3650f7307a7b725fd2e9fddcba2199c28a349af/analysis/1461140398/

 

AegisLab   DangerousObject.Multi.Gen.mmaR    20160420

McAfee   Artemis!DD56EC4F2374   20160420

McAfee-GW-Edition   Artemis!Trojan   20160419

Rising   PE:Malware.Generic/QRS!1.9E2D [F]    20160420

 

Farbar Service Scanner

https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/b5793fb24a045581074007ffbc623d912ca00cab3fbf8c1509999ea341c5cef6/analysis/1460473137/

Bkav    W32.HfsAtITSTIL.476D     20160412

McAfee-GW-Edition    BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.ch      20160412

Zillya    Worm.AutoitGen.Win32.736       20160412

 

SecurityCheck.exe

https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/d311c7295e1b84a8a084b615493c5d2f1cbd29cb4c564429252547ed043f1a6d/analysis/1456538746/

 

Jiangmin    Trojan/Generic.awxtj    20160226

McAfee  Artemis!B306B35E5476    20160227

McAfee-GW-Edition    BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.cc    20160227

Panda   Trj/Genetic.gen   20160226

Rising   PE:Malware.Generic/QRS!1.9E2D [F]    20160225

 

 

I couldn't find much about these threats online and sometimes I'm supposed to use these programs like adwarecleaner or rkill!

What are these results? Why are they on stuff recommended by BC?

How can I find out if I am infected with any of these and how can I remove them?

My virusscanner always warned me about delfix when I used it, but I allowed it anyway, was my scanner right the entire time?

 

I couldn't find securitycheck under the old link. Was it removed because of these findings?
 


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:03 AM

This are false positives by the anti-virus. Bleeping Computer's hosted programs for download are trustworthy, safe and malware-free.

Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs and specialized fix tools may at times be detected by some anti-virus and anti-malware scanners as suspicious, a Risk Tool, Hacking Tool, Potentially Unwanted Program, a possible threat or even Malware (virus/trojan) when that is not the case. This occurs for a variety of reasons to include the tool's compiler, the files it uses, whether files are compressed or packed, what behavior (routines, scripts, etc) it performs, any registry strings it may contain and the type of security engine that was used during the scan. Other legitimate files which may be obfuscated, encrypted or password protected in order to conceal itself so they do not allow access for scanning but often trigger alerts by anti-virus software.

When flagged by an anti-virus or security scanner, it's because the program includes features, behavior or files that appear suspicious or which can potentially be used for malicious purposes. Compressed and packed files in particular are often flagged as suspicious by security software because they have difficulty reading what is inside them. These detections do not necessarily mean the file is malicious or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others or that it was simply detected as suspicious or a threat due to the security program's heuristic analysis engine which provides the ability to detect possible new variants of malware. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them. In these cases the detection is a "false positive" and can be ignored.

Most of the well known specialized tools we use against malware are written by experts/Security Colleagues at various security forums like Bleeping Computer, TechSupport, GeeksToGo, Emsisoft and other similar sites so they can be trusted...this includes any program hosted by BC for download. Unfortunately, many of these tools are falsely detected by various anti-virus programs from time to time for the reasons noted above. This in turn sometimes results in an inaccurate site rating/warning of potentially dangerous software when that is not the case.

The problem is really with the anti-virus vendors who keep targeting these embedded files and NOT with the tools themselves. We can inform the developers but they have encountered this issue many times before and in most cases there isn't much they can do about it. Once the detection is reported to the anti-virus vendor, they are usually quick to fix it by releasing an updated definition database.
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 10:57 AM

Thanks!

I've been using these a lot and they have helped me in the past.

I thought that they were false positives, but I was worried when  the results mentioned "Trojan" a lot and didn't just call it "malware".



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:24 PM

You're welcome.
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