McAfee says it has detected a trojan but doesn't give the location or file information of the suspected trojan. How can I find it out?
THe actual message is as follows:
McAfee has detected an infected item in a shared folder on your network. To remove the threat, right-click the folder, change its properties to allow full acess, and then click Scan.
About This Trojan
Detected: Artemis!16F81B56A0A6 (Trojan)
We can not remove a Trojan while the infected file is in a shared folder on your network. Allowing full access to the folder frees up the infected file allowing McAfee to fix the issue.
I don't have any shared folders on my computer and would like to see the file or culprit before McAfee does anything with it. Any ideas on the subject?
Thanks in Advance
benji0001Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 14/03/13 6:53:05 EDT AM
We can find out the detected threat details inside McAfee Console but I need to know the version of McAfee you are using on your machine
Open McAfee Console
Click on About (bottom right corner / top right corner)
Get me the version of McAfee Security CenterMessage was edited by: Ex_Brit on 14/03/13 6:53:22 EDT AM
Here is the product info:
Last update: 12/19/2012
McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware
Last Update: 3/11/2013
Engine version: 1461.0
Engine creation date: 3/11/2013
If you need more info let me knowMessage was edited by: Ex_Brit on 14/03/13 6:53:36 EDT AM
Open McAfee Console
Click on Navigation (see bottom right corner)
Click on Security History (see left side )
Change the SHOW tab to Scans Run
Check for the Threats detected
Update me with screen shotMessage was edited by: Ex_Brit on 14/03/13 6:53:51 EDT AM
Are you getting this Trojan detected message frequently or it’s just a onetime message.
What is Artemis ?
Artemis isn’t actually a trojan. If you indeed have an infection, it probably has another name that is just still unknown. This is just a generic name for trojans discovered by McAfee’s security software. If it has discovered a trojan and gave it this name, that means it is already on the case, and you need not do anything moreMessage was edited by: Ex_Brit on 14/03/13 6:54:19 EDT AM
my big question is where is the file located that McAfee is calling out. it doesn't show any location information.Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 14/03/13 6:54:35 EDT AM
It should be listed in your Quarantine Folders. OIpen SecurityCenter > Navigation > Quarantine and Trusted Items and more details should show there than on that report.
That may help provide more clues as to its origin.Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 14/03/13 6:55:02 EDT AM
Meanwhile I've moved this to the Artemis section so that department can spot it, hopefully, and possibly provide more information. Who knows it may be a false detection.
I also altered all the headers to include the Artemis number.