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October 26, 2015, 03:13:06 pm

Kathy_9

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Spybot Search & Destroy2 - explorer.exe: Virus?
« on: October 26, 2015, 03:13:06 pm »
First I apologize if this is posted in the wrong area.  I just ran a routine scan (I wasn't having any issues) and came across an entry for Spybot Search & Destroy2 explorer.exe that says it is malware.  I uploaded to VirusTotal and it received a clean bill of health.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/7844e4883f8a83711c1f9122f336f76fbc29b3c239aeb0cf5cbd6178e8721aa7/analysis/1445867988/

I just wanted to double check here before removing to make sure it's not a false positive.  Also, not sure what the other PUP's identified are.  Is there any way to tell (log & explorer.exe attached).

Reply #1October 26, 2015, 03:40:17 pm

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Re: Spybot Search & Destroy2 - explorer.exe: Virus?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 03:40:17 pm »
Hi Kathy,

The file you uploaded is clean.
Its original name is SDScan.exe but I believe it was renamed to explorer.exe by Spybot Search & Destroy.

The others [PUP] detections are adwares. You should remove them.

Regards.

Reply #2October 26, 2015, 03:42:25 pm

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 03:42:25 pm »
Thanks very much for the quick reply.

Reply #3October 26, 2015, 03:50:43 pm

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Re: Spybot Search & Destroy2 - explorer.exe: Virus?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 03:50:43 pm »
Hi Kathy,

You are very welcome.

Regards.