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Questions regarding possible false alarm with "A squared" malware scanner

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by john2004, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. john2004

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    Hi everyone,

    I would like to ask if anyone could please help me with the following situation.

    On a Windows XP media Center edition, Version 2000, SP2 machine, the "A squared"
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ malware scanner said that
    "D:\i386\apps\app20460\imgvemver1.6.exe" was an adware file. It listed it as "Adware.maxifiles.f"

    The "D" drive appears to be a partitioned section of the hard drive that is used to archive the system restore files. Windows warned to not delete or change any files there.

    I left the file alone. I am guessing this might be a total false positive ? I guess I should report it to A squared, but I wanted to get some feedback because I am completely new to XP.

    I did an internet search for "Imgvemver" but nothing turned up, and that's what makes me wonder. Spybot, Lavasoft adaware, Microsoft anti-spyware, AVG, and the Ewido scanners all missed this, if it really is something to worry about.

    I turned on the "show hidden files" option, but windows would not let me see what is on the "D" drive, and I did a search for imgvemver and "img" on the D drive, and nothing turned up.

    I would appreciate any feedback, I don't really know whether to remove it, or leave it alone. The treat was listed as "medium".

    Thanks for your help.
    John
     
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