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Level 7

Stinger and Adobe Flash Player Virus

I downloaded Stinger from McAfee and I get alert that FlashUtil10m_ActiveX.exe is a FakeAlert!fakealert-REP trojan. This is the report I get. I also scanned the computer with Microsft Security Essentials with Admin privileges. Also scanned with Malwarebyte with Admin privileges and neither found any viruses.

McAfee(r) Labs Stinger(tm) Version built on Mar  8 2011
Copyright (c) 2011 McAfee, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Virus data file v1000.0000 created on Mar 7 2011.
Ready to scan for 2239 viruses, trojans and variants.

Scan initiated on Tue Mar 08 16:41:57 2011
     Found the FakeAlert!fakealert-REP trojan !!!
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10m_ActiveX.exe is infected with the FakeAlert!fakealert-REP virus !!!
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10m_ActiveX.exe could not be repaired.
  Number of clean files: 625717
  Number of infected files: 1

My computer is Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

Is this a falsepositive?

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Level 10

Re: Stinger and Adobe Flash Player Virus

Hi Semper777,

     I have one question for you.  At any time within 24 hours BEFORE you started getting the alert message, did any sort of on-screen dialog box open - stating that an update for Adobe 10 was available for download, and if so, did you download it?

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