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A2 possible False Positive.

Unread postby cycoze » January 15th, 2007, 11:22 am

I ran a scan with A2 first thing this morning and it flagged up a Trojan twice, the trojan in question is winlogon.exe , i believe this may be a False Positive.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe and C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\winlogon.exe is where mine show up and just read someone else has it in... C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\winlogon.exe .

When i saw the results of the scan rather than check up on it (i`m very busy today) i decided to pop an earlier image back on, unfortunately after updating A2 the results are the same (feel stupid popping an earlier image on now).

Anyhoo i have scanned C drive with online scanners now as well as all my normal security, all show up as clean other than A2.

I have now checked the A2 forums and see a couple of people have posted the same thing happening to them, as yet no-one from emsisoft has answered the questions.( someone has now zipped the offending file and sent it to emissoft).

I thought it best to alert the forums to save people scanning and performing unnecessary HJT scans and analysis.

EMSI A-squared support forum .

I have informed ChrisRLG and Nell of this posting, sorry if it`s in the wrong part of the Forum, leave it up to the site Admin/Mods to move or delete it as they see fit, just thought it best to let you know in case you had a flood of panic stricken folks arrive on the forums doorstep later in the day.
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Unread postby ChrisRLG » January 15th, 2007, 1:13 pm

Thanks Cy.

thats good to know - and thank you for thinking of us.
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Unread postby cycoze » January 15th, 2007, 2:47 pm

Christian Peters of emsisoft has just announced "Yes, it is a false positive. Will be fixed with one of the next updates."

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Unread postby ChrisRLG » January 15th, 2007, 4:28 pm

moved to the newsdesk :)
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Unread postby cycoze » January 15th, 2007, 7:28 pm

The problem with the detection of the winlogon.exe as Trojan.Win32.Patched.i does appear to have been corrected with the following update of the 20070115.sig file:

# 1/15/2007 20:43
# Signature update (revised)
# 1200 Signatures: 968 Trojans, 38 Dialers, 57 Worms and 137 Spywares.
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