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"Generic PUP.z!ca" & "Generic PUP.x!ct" Mcafee - "unable to delete" after scan

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Skitkorek, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. Skitkorek

    Skitkorek Thread Starter

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    System - Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit
    After Mcafee scan shows: 2 "unresolved issues". They are 1. Generic PUP.x!ct 2. Generic PUP.z!ca. Mcafee says under "potentially unwanted programs" that they were "unable to delete" these malware programs. What are they and are they harmful to my system? How do I remove them if necessary? I am a bit of a novice so thanks for the help. THX, SK
     
  2. NeonFx

    NeonFx Malware Specialist

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    Hi there.

    Those are most probably false positives. What files are being detected as such?

    When something is labeled "Generic" it means that McAfee doesn't know what it is but that it looks like something else it knows about.
     
  3. Skitkorek

    Skitkorek Thread Starter

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    Neon Fx,
    It appears as though the problem has resolved itself. Thank you so much for your prompt response.
    Skitkorek
     
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    NeonFx Malware Specialist

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    Alright :)
     
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