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Unread postby pac73 » May 21st, 2006, 9:12 pm

Ive just done a scan with trojanhunter and at the end of the scan it says:Possible trojan:c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sys\TAR.EXE.Suspicious upx packed file found in windows system folder.Anybody know if this is a trojan?
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Unread postby Rogue » May 21st, 2006, 9:20 pm

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Unread postby richieb001 » May 25th, 2006, 5:03 am

Upload the file to either jotti or virustotal.



Could be dodgy but being UPX packed could be a false positive.
Being called TAR.EXE is suggesting its to do with tarballs from unix but check the directory and see what other files are in there.
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Unread postby Sailbad the Sinner » May 26th, 2006, 9:51 am

Hello all,

This may be totally off the mark, but if I remember correctly :? 'way back in the DOS days (anyone remember DOS?) there was a file compression utility that used the suffix ".TAR" to designate the files it had compressed. Unless I'm wrong, the utility itself was called "TAR.EXE" :)

Just for grins and giggles, what does the PROPERTIES tab show about this file? Date? Size? Anything else?

Google still has lots of hits on this file as a compression utility, by the way.

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