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    clamAV false posittive?

    doing a scan of my NTFS partition, and clamAV has reported a number of infected files. Some of them are:

    ./WINDOWS/Installer/116930e9.msp: W32.Virut.Gen.D-163 FOUND
    ./WINDOWS/Installer/11693115.msp: W32.Virut.Gen.D-163 FOUND
    ./WINDOWS/Installer/5281a7e.msp: W32.Virut.Gen.D-163 FOUND
    ./WINDOWS/Installer/5281a95.msp: W32.Virut.Gen.D-163 FOUND
    Are they real or false positives?

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    You can find out by uploading them to virustotal and seeing what the results are.

    VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan

    If several AV scanners flag the files it's probably a real infection. If not then you should notify the ClamAV team about the false positives via their file submission process.

    Clam AntiVirus

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    just had a swatch at the clamav forums and it would appear it is indeed a f.p.

    cheers for the links

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