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Hi,just tried mbam anti rootkit prog for the first time and upon opening the prog

it instantly gave an alert saying "appinit_dlls" might be a rootkit.

After a bit of googling i can't figure out if it's a dangerous trojan virus or should be

left alone as it's part of the windows 7 os.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hi,just tried mbam anti rootkit prog for the first time and upon opening the prog

it instantly gave an alert saying "appinit_dlls" might be a rootkit.

After a bit of googling i can't figure out if it's a dangerous trojan virus or should be

left alone as it's part of the windows 7 os.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Just follow the instruction on a message box: If MBAR was able to start and haven't crashed afterward, just leave it alone.

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Thanks for your reply.Just ran the first mbar scan and it give me a clean bill of health.

But every time i click the exe the same alert comes up telling me "appinit_dlls" is proberly

a virus and i'm still none the wiser if it's a FP or not.

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That image is a bit small, but looks like C:\Windows\system32\nvinitx.dll which is an NVidia file. Check the file's properties. Is it from NVidia? If so, it's not malware. I have this same file and same entry on one of my machines which uses NVidia graphics.

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That image is a bit small, but looks like C:\Windows\system32\nvinitx.dll which is an NVidia file. Check the file's properties. Is it from NVidia? If so, it's not malware. I have this same file and same entry on one of my machines which uses NVidia graphics.

Not quite sure how to check properties on C:\Windows\system32\nvinitx.dll but i did find it in system32 and did a right click then chose properties,clicked details and it does say it's from NVIDIA CORPORATION.

So i hope thats the right procedure,so does this mean it's a FP? and will i always get this alert coming up every time i run mbar.

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Yes, that's the correct way to find properties.

It's not an FP, it's just that your entry is not malicious. MBAR detects and offers to remove any valuedata in AppInit_DLLs. If unsure, always click No. If it's malware that might have prevented MBAR from continuing or caused it to crash, that may happen after clicking No.

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Hi tetonbob,

 

I have the same issue as Quinny and like you I have the Nvidia software installed on my machine. However, I have two appinit_dlls file, the one is exactly in the same directory as in your image and another one is here: 

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Is this ok or it should not be there? 

 

Thank you.

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zoomer_zoomer:
 
This is Quinny's thread from two years ago!
 
If you have an issue, please start your own thread.

Please reference: Please read before reporting a false positive
 
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Thank you for understanding.

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