"Warning: corrupted executable files"

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What does it mean when AVG said wrt .exe and .dll files  "Warning:
corrupted executable files"?.  Especailly when they are winME files
and I'm running AVG in winXP?

Are the files really just fine?

If the files were in a partition without any windows system files,
would they have still been labeled?

I had a confusing problem, since solved and not related to malware,
and decided to do a full scan of the harddrives.   I had also backed
up my winME laptop to my D: drive, and. earlier from the same laptop
to the C: drive, both of which have versions of XP installed (though I
only use the XP in  D:     ME was working fine when I made these
backups.

So 75, but not all, of the .exe and .dll files got moved to the virus
vault of AVG.    None of the .exe files are application software.
They're all files that came with ME.    They are largely two matching
sets of 36 files, and in each set are a few from the \windows folder,
a lot from \windows\system., and one from \windows\system32., and 5
from \Program files\.

Among .exe files are calc, dvdplay, nbtstat, route, telnet, twain_32,
twunk_32, etc.

Among dll's are batmeter, camocx, dpvhelp, hid, hidserve, irmon,
irftp, etc.

Thanks.

Re: "Warning: corrupted executable files"

What does it mean when AVG said wrt .exe and .dll files  "Warning:
corrupted executable files"?.  Especailly when they are winME files
and I'm running AVG in winXP?

Are the files really just fine?

If the files were in a partition without any windows system files,
would they have still been labeled?

I had a confusing problem, since solved and not related to malware,
and decided to do a full scan of the harddrives.   I had also backed
up my winME laptop to my D: drive, and. earlier from the same laptop
to the C: drive, both of which have versions of XP installed (though I
only use the XP in  D:     ME was working fine when I made these
backups.

So 75, but not all, of the .exe and .dll files got moved to the virus
vault of AVG.    None of the .exe files are application software.
They're all files that came with ME.    They are largely two matching
sets of 36 files, and in each set are a few from the \windows folder,
a lot from \windows\system., and one from \windows\system32., and 5
from \Program files\.

Among .exe files are calc, dvdplay, nbtstat, route, telnet, twain_32,
twunk_32, etc.

Among dll's are batmeter, camocx, dpvhelp, hid, hidserve, irmon,
irftp, etc.

Thanks.

Re: "Warning: corrupted executable files"

On 11/10/2011 2:09 PM, micky wrote:
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It means the file contains code that shouldn't be there, or is missing
code that should be there.

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No.


If that partition was searched for infections, yes.

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It's possible that AVG is reporting false positives.  The best way to
find out is to download several anti-malware programs, and run each one
individually. Another way to find out is upload quarantined files to
virus checking sites such as virustotal (google it). Another way is to
have a clean copy of ME (on the install CD, for example), and compare
the quarantined files to clean ones.

But my advice is, unless you really, really need ME, get rid of it.

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HTH
Wolf K.

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