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Everything posted by Gman

  1. Thank you VERY much for the confirmation.
  2. No, for the most part, Windows doesn't care about upper/lower case except for passwords. Registry path statements are followed regardless of case.
  3. I have the same concerns. I ran a search for the file this flag references and only found the two (both v5.1.2600.0) apparently added by MS to the original WinXP installation CD back in 2001 (one in C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\ws2ifsl.sys, the other in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ws2ifsl.sys). Neither of these appear to be fake drivers. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34 Database version: 1832 Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 3/10/2009 3:39:05 PM MBAM 2009-03-10.txt Scan type: Quick Scan Objects scanned: 74552 Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 7 second(s) Memory Processes Infected: 0 Memory Modules Infected: 0 Registry Keys Infected: 1 Registry Values Infected: 0 Registry Data Items Infected: 0 Folders Infected: 0 Files Infected: 0 Memory Processes Infected: (No malicious items detected) Memory Modules Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Keys Infected: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WS2IFSL (Fake.Driver) -> No action taken. [3857535134304144385864454836344564463436414247386152585253384661368683837079853 68079858380775270856152708387746870846156521942395245] Registry Values Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Data Items Infected: (No malicious items detected) Folders Infected: (No malicious items detected) Files Infected: (No malicious items detected)
  4. Based on the date of the system file (and all of the other system files having the exact same time/date), I figure all XP systems have this file and the newest Malwarebytes definition is flagging it for everyone. Only those who are knowledgeable enough to investigate these things will catch it as a false positive and come looking for answers here. Too bad Malwarebytes only sends out new definition files once a day. A lot of folks are going to let the program remove this file without question. As a tech, I just hope that its loss doesn't cause any big problems. I'll probably add this file to the list of stuff I check on house calls so I can put it back if needed.
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