Antivirus Pgm and massdown

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I was given an AV program for my antiquated laptop for which few AV
programs will run.

An AV scan with sophos determines it contains massdown.exe which is not
classified as a virus but "malware"

Can I install this safely on my little laptop and if so, what, if any
bad effects might await me?

Thanks for any nice, useful answers to my question.

Re: Antivirus Pgm and massdown


| I was given an AV program for my antiquated laptop for which few AV
| programs will run.

| An AV scan with sophos determines it contains massdown.exe which is not
| classified as a virus but "malware"

| Can I install this safely on my little laptop and if so, what, if any
| bad effects might await me?

| Thanks for any nice, useful answers to my question.

Install what ?
Sophos ?

If Sophos detects massdown.exe as malware DELETE IT.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Does this AV have a name - or is it a secret AV program?

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You scanned the mystery AV with Sophos and it found a potentially
malicious program (hacktool).

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Sounds to me like the mystery AV is a trojan form of the massdown.exe
hacktool. I'm not sure, but it might be a downloader trojan in which case
*anything* can happen - it depends on just what gets downloaded and
executed.

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Submit the file to virustotal.com or jotti.org to see what opinions some
other AVs have about the file. I don't think you want to execute that
program.



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thanks for the site names. what type of analysis do they generall give?
it's a downloader but it might be to register the program, not sure


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whodunit wrote:
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GET RID OF IT.

If Sophos tells you it's bad, it's bad.


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They identify most known malware. Several AV's and AM detection
engines are used.

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Not likely, Sophos is seldom wrong about what it detects.

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