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semper777
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 10.1.0.1444 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
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10m_ActiveX.exe
     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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spc3rd
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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