File name - Shortcut.dll
Location - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Parkard\HP TCS
This was detected by McAfee Total Protection software as being a trojan. (Trojan-FBOH!6FB3AEEB38F4)
Can anyone give me a 100% confirmation if this detection was just false positive or was the file really a malicious virus/malware?
I believe that it is also worth mentioning that I reformatted my computer after the detection and the same threat was detected (in the same location) after I had reset it to factory settings. I cannot find much information about this particular trojan on the Internet - what could be a possible reason for this?
McAfee may have tightened security nsomewhat and what was not detected originally now is. I'm surprised though that is wasn't detected as an unknown under the usual Artemis header.Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 15/07/13 11:47:10 EDT AM
Well it must have been recognized as an existing malware, usually this sort of detection gets an Artemis label which means the labs are investigatiing whether or not it's real.
Only the labs can really clarify this though.
File Name Findings Detection Type Extra
shortcut.dll |current detection |trojan-fboh!6fb3aeeb38f4 |Trojan |no
current detection [shortcut.dll]
The file submitted is malware that can be detected with curred DAT files. It is
recommended that you update your DAT and engine files and scan your computer again.
Due to the prevalence of network gateway AV products, it is important that all
submissions be zipped and the zip file password-protected (password - infected). Some
products will reject an email that contains a virus that is not sent in this way. In
addition, often we receive a file that appears not to have been infected, to find
later that the file was infected when it left the sender, and was cleaned somewhere
along the line.
Got this as an automated reply, not sure what to do?
Hello again, just so that I can get a rough idea, how long does it usually take for mcafee labs to reply after replying to the automatic email?
There should be an auto-response almost immediately. The human response varies and can be a couple of days up to a few weeks. The last I heard was they were short staffed so it's anyone's guess at the moment.