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Wait, is it a false positive if it regenerates itself?


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So, I've scanned the computer for viruses and got this result:



Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2013.12.19.03

Windows Vista x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 7.0.6000.17037
User :: USER-PC [administrator]

19/12/2013 12:05:08 AM
mbam-log-2013-12-19 (00-05-08).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 256314
Time elapsed: 16 minute(s), 11 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 2
C:\ProgramData\hash.dat (Trojan.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\ProgramData\nvModes.dat (Trojan.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.



I've quarintined the files, though was worried they'd effect my computer, so I reset and it didn't screw up or anything... That's when I saw that nvModes.dat had found its way back to its folder... while also being at the quarintine folder... hash.dat hasn't reappeared, but from what I hear in another thread, that was a false positive. I've decided to ignore nvModes for now and quarintine Hash until otherwise proven false positives.

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You said the file was recreated? I would not worry about the file that is in quarantine it is harmless and the file it was replaced with is likely the exact same file. I am not 100% sure what nvModes.dat is, but if I had to guess you have some nVidia hardware installed and this is a settings file for it.

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