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So, I don't believe this is a false positive but after talking to one of your experts, they suggested I make a post here.

This post is related to the one I posted yesterday:


What happened:

So I have this crypto wallet for Verge Currency (XVG) and last week there was an update for it. 6.0. So I had to download and install the new one. No problems.

Then yesterday I got a msg on Discord from someone called Verge UpdateBot that said that 6.1 was out and I needed to install it.

This made me think back on the previous update that they had a few months back. 5.0 came out and a couple of days later there was another update, 5.1.

So I went in to the github and it looked legit, so I downloaded the zip file, extracted the .exe file and replaced the legit .exe file in my programs and I ran it.

I notification warning came up (don't remember what it said) but I stupidly ignored it and continued because I thought it was a false positive, which has happened before with this wallet.

That's when I believe Win Def kicked in and quarantined it.

I did some scans on both windef and mbam and I removed the two files which were called:



I did some googling and I suspect they might be ransomware.

Mbam said it was a keylogger.

I uploaded the zip files to VirusTotal and I got these results back: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/66b8b7f71492853cbf34e4ee0d178d6bacff247e1835035817cb40d384b130f3/detection

The files I downloaded is at: https://github.com/vergescurrency/VERGE/releases/tag/v6.1.0

The specific file I downloaded is: https://github.com/vergescurrency/VERGE/releases/download/v6.1.0/verge-6.1.0-win64.zip and the file I executed was the one called: verge-qt.exe

(If the Github and the files are taken down before you can check them, let me know and I can send you the zip file)

I've spoken with the XVG team and they have confirmed that this is not legit and didn't come from them.

I hope you can give me some information about these files and what they do etc.

My system seems fine and I haven't noticed any problems after this incident but I would like to make sure that I'm safe and find out if there is anything else that I can do.

Thank you



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3 hours ago, toadboy said:

Hi, David

I uploaded the exe file to VirusTotal and got these results back: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/8f1b589503ff1beb6a85c636e4af1c3045d0e5348e091b24b3937d557e68471f/detection



This archive has Backdoor.Quasar in it

MD5: 35843A5F14D942C815F55F21B51E8F82 => https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/1fde04dd38b0e62c6e39c9cf83d946052d665ab43be1aad712c665d4f216becf/detection

That is what is being detected. I'm not seeing a false positive here regarding the other archives attached.


If that file is on your system, I'd remove it.

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Thanks for the reply.

I literally found that 1337 folder right before you replied. There was no System32.exe file there but the verge-qt.exe was there. I deleted the whole folder.

I also saw that there is something in my registry at: Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache



Are these also a part of the malware and can I safely delete these ? I don't know much about how the registry works...


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I would leave those alone. These are harmless leftovers of the verge QT software. They are not malware.

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Ok, thanks.

Is there anything else that I should do that you can think of?

Any other thing I should check on my pc?

Do you think I'm in the safe?

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3 hours ago, toadboy said:

Any other thing I should check on my pc?

If you suspect your infected then please read and follow the instructions in this topic and then create a new topic in our malware removal area by clicking here and one of our malware removal specialists will assist you in checking and clearing the system of any threats.

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