June 22, 2009 07:41 False Positive #1009
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mandan

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I am getting a virus "Dropper.Generic.AQXM" detected in
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\MSDev98\Bin\MSDEV.exe. The file is shown as last modified 17 June 1998. I can find no information about this virus in the AVG virus encyclopedia or on the web. I am suspicious that this is a false positive as it seems strange that a virus should target this pretty rare exe now. Is there anyway I can confirm if this is a real virus?
June 22, 2009 08:04 Re: False Positive #1011
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mandan wrote
AVG Free 8.5.374
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Windows XP SP3

I am getting a virus "Dropper.Generic.AQXM" detected in
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\MSDev98\Bin\MSDEV.exe. The file is shown as last modified 17 June 1998. I can find no information about this virus in the AVG virus encyclopedia or on the web. I am suspicious that this is a false positive as it seems strange that a virus should target this pretty rare exe now. Is there anyway I can confirm if this is a real virus?


i just got the same alert!! and avg has deliberatly erased dfdev.exe!!! my fortran projects are not working any more!!

i saw the file is in the vault, but is it safe to restore it? can a virus affect an .exe file without affecting the "last modified" date? it is still 17 june 1998!!!

help
June 22, 2009 08:25 Re: False Positive #1013
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i scanned the file with http://www.virustotal.com and the only antivirus detecting a threat was avg...

http://www.virustotal.com/it/analisis/a94485263a6b3b9d087959a55980a48829f3d11d4689021fce02e8292d7854f7-1245658864

I restored the file from the vault and added the path to the ignore list.

very angry :angry:
June 22, 2009 09:41 Re: False Positive #1017
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