Jump to content

Why is service.cfg flagged?


Recommended Posts

I am curious why service.cfg is flagged as Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit. It it the only thing found in a full scan, and is reported in two area, file and registry. I am not concerned about it, as nothing else was found, but was curios as to why this was flagged on its own.

Log output appears below. Thanks. ...jim

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Database version: 1668

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

1/20/2009 7:19:18 AM

mbam-log-2009-01-20 (07-19-06).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)

Objects scanned: 157530

Time elapsed: 59 minute(s), 27 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 1

Registry Data Items Infected: 0

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs\C:\WINDOWS\system32\Services.cfg (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit) -> No action taken.

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Services.cfg (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit) -> No action taken.

Link to post
Share on other sites

That's because of one of the many ways our heuristics work.

I don't see how that file could ever be legit, but if it is then add it to your ignore list or file a False Positive report in our False Positives forum.

Thanks for the reply. I have no clue whether it is legit. I was just curious because nothing else was found in the full scan.

...jim

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.