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Hello everyone, Today MBAM have detected that my notepad.exe is a fake trojan ms? I went to look at the file in the System32 folder and found out about some things. The reason why i think it is a false positive is because when i open notepad.exe it runs normally (opens a blank notepad). Also looking the size of notepad.exe it is only 142kb which is the average file size of notepad.exe. If notepad.exe was a trojan then i would imagine the size of it should be very big. On the other hand i could be wrong and notepad.exe isa trojan because when i looked at the Date Modified for notepad.exe it says "11/12/2012 10:12 AM" which isn't right because all of my other programs and files in the System32 folder has a date modified of the year 2006 (i'm using vista by the way). So i wasn't sure if it is a false positive or not. So i'm here just to make sure if i was right or wrong. I also have uploaded the MBAM scan log and the notepad.exe in a zip. Thank you, whoamomma. notepad.exe.zip