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False Positive Scan Result?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Roadie, Aug 4, 2010.

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  1. Roadie

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    I just ran a full system scan with Avast 5.0. I got the result "Threat Detected". Avast found the following:

    NPSExec.exe.

    The file was moved to the Avast Virus Chest (quarantine) with the following information:

    Threat: Win32: Malware-Gen Location: C:\Windows

    I ran a general web search and also searched several Virus Libraries with no results found. Since it's in quarantine I can restore it if needed. Has anyone heard of this file or infection?

    Thanks for your help and input.
     
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