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AutoHotKey False Positive?


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I just recently downloaded and installed AutoHotKey, which can help remap keys and automate tedious tasks on Windows. It is open source and appears to be a completely legitimate program.

I believe MBAM gave me a false positive. Here is the log (ran in Dev mode):

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


Database version: 6814

Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421

6/8/2011 7:12:14 PM

mbam-log-2011-06-08 (19-12-04).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)

Objects scanned: 46620

Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 39 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 0

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:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

c:\program files (x86)\autohotkey\Compiler\autohotkeysc.bin (Trojan.Logger) -> No action taken. [b9e521f9f7095fa17126cbb214f0fb05]

Official site:


The file in question is attached as a ZIP.

I did a search for "AutoHotKey" on these forums. Although I found one guy who used it and some malware that "incorporates" it as some sort of component, there does not seem to be a case of someone downloading the real program for everyday purposes and then getting an MBAM warning.


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  • 3 months later...

The new Malwarebytes free version ( says this is a trojan:

C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Compiler\AutoHotkeySC.bin

What I have currently installed is:



I think it's a false positive. I've had this program installed for a while, and nothing has ever been detected.

The new Malwarebytes free version icon in Task Bar also has a number by it, 33591187 ... that seems different.

I did the

Run \ mbam.exe /developer

I set the suspected trojan to Ignore, went to Main Menu, and it said if I did that, I'd lose the log ... there was no other way to get out of it - so I don't see how to get the log file to post here.

I don't have WinZip, should I just upload the .bin file? It's only 412 KB.

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