Hi wonderful professionals of Bleeping Computer,
An hour or two ago after I came back to my room from dinner to notice that Norton Security had resolved a security threat. This usually already worries me.
Apparently Norton solved a security threat that (for some reason) resided in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware folder.
Infected File: "c:\program files (x86)\malwarebytes anti-malware\00004963.tmp" to be precise.
Out of paranoia and caution I've already run several scans:
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Check for Rootkits enabled)
- Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Beta
- Norton Security Full Scan
- Norton Power Eraser
All of these scans came out clean with no issues found.
What bothers me is the fact that Norton picked up on the file at random, and what worries me even more is that it was found in the MBAM folder. How it got there and why is beyond me.
I haven't noticed any strange behavior in Windows 10, nor did I notice any odd processes running from what I can tell. Performance is normal and I haven't installed any dodgy software. Coincidentally I installed LibreOffice before dinner as I like it in Linux. I do Norton Live Updates almost hourly. I have no idea how and why this zeroaccess trojan suddenly appeared. I barely download anything and don't insert any foreign removable media.
Should I be worried about this? I know Norton Security says the threat has been resolved, but WHY was it there in the first place!? And what the hell was it doing in the MBAM folder? I'm starting to get worried now.