Jump to content

Possible FP?


Littlemouse
 Share

Recommended Posts

I am hoping that you will be able to verify that my last Malwarebytes scan came up with all false positives. I have found similar, but non-identical false positives reported by others. I was surprised when my scan came up with these, as I had already done two other scans with other anti-malware programs which came up clean. I didn't know what to do, as I didn't have that long to spend on the result of the scan at the time. I was afraid of quarantining the files in question in case I messed up my computer - and also afraid of not quarantining a possible bug, so I tried to take no action, but when I tried scanning a second time with Malwarebytes later on, it couldn't find the bugs, so it seems to have treated them as ignored. Now I am worried that I won't be able to get rid of them if they are infected.

My malwarebytes log came up with all these examples of Extension.Mismatch in my files in Documents and settings\:

grabberbar.bmp

grabberbarbuttonrmousedown.bmp

grabberbarhidegray.bmp

grabberbarshowmouseover.bmp

grabberbuttonlmousedown.bmp

grabberbuttonlmouseover.bmp

grabberbuttonractive.bmp

mp3project.bmp

projectgray.bmp

topmouseover.bmp

No memory, registry or folder items were infected.

I am running XP with SP3 on the machine in question.

Please help! Thank you. (I am not good at technical language!)

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Staff

Extension mismatch means they are executable files (exe or dll for example) but with a non executable extension.. like bmp gif jpg.

A lot of malware does this and some poorly written programs do this from time to time.

You can submit the files to virustotal.com or zip them and attach them here as Mystery stated.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Extension mismatch means they are executable files (exe or dll for example) but with a non executable extension.. like bmp gif jpg.

A lot of malware does this and some poorly written programs do this from time to time.

You can submit the files to virustotal.com or zip them and attach them here as Mystery stated.

I don't know how to zip and attach the files. Please can you tell me? Sorry & thanks.

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.