Epic Perfect World

Trojan horse Dropper Generic7.SZL

Offline teenyvirg

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I need to report a virus that was downloaded to my computer from Epic Perfect World. It says: Description Name: Trojan horse Dropper. Generic7.SZL
It downloaded in Epic Perfect World \ element \reportbugs\ pwprotector exe the source it says is Resident Shield this just happened at 6:19:02 pm central time. Please let me know what to do and please warn others of this virus. Please act on this virus very quickly. I will be waiting to hear from the administrators.
Thank you

Offline beardragon

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It's most probably a false positive, what anti-virus are you using?

Offline teenyvirg

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I am using the free version of AVG.

Offline JHIN

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i recommend using Avast free antivirus..    :smiley:
RETIRED BARB
i quit barb just playin' support classes i am no good in 1v1.

i give up PK too hard everyone too stronk. i guess i'm forever noob x.x

Tali

If you want to stay with AVG, just put the entire EPW folder into your AVG exceptions list.

Offline twiddler1

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yeah damn avg i couldnt download anything to do with private servers without getting some kind of warning, so i got rid of the junk using avast now.
We are all a little strange, just some more than others .

Offline Solitaira

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yeah damn avg i couldnt download anything to do with private servers without getting some kind of warning, so i got rid of the junk using avast now.

It's not just private servers.

Offline Wiccan

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Your Safe.

You see,Antivirus Specially the ones with Proactive defense enabled will Scan Constantly any Package downloaded most of the time files that will include changes to executable files in any language than English they will NOT KNOW how to deal or classify that file so they will instantly quarantine it and make it so that Just in case you don't suffer from it...You can Learn more about false positives on WINDOWS environment (this doesn't happen as frequently on Linux ofc)


AVG & The false POSITIVES

Offline teenyvirg

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Thank you all for your advise. I have avast on my other computer, but since my sister got both computers for me, I don't know how she got them on there. I didn't have this problem on the computer with the avast on it, so I can see that what you have all said is more than likely the AVG program reading it wrong, or not being able to read it. Anyways, thank you all..it's good to have a place where someone will help a person as quickly as this. :)

Offline geriatrix

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Few years ago, when Kaspersky stopped being free
I tried several others. AVG, Avira and few others.
Avast is the best third-party free antivirus and I
was recommending it to anyone until the end of
2011.

But Misrosoft Security Essentials is very well adapted
to Windows, I use it a bit over a year and have no
problems at all.

Once you install, it becomes integral part of Windows
and updates together with any other part of the system
through Windows Update.

Few times I received a message like "the file XXXXX.YYY
is unknown, please allow to send it to Microsoft for
further analysis". Same happend with patcher.exe
from Epic, I allowed, they analysed and included
into the list of safe ones.

False positives are possible with any protection software,
but looks like Microsoft has resources to deal with them
actively. They are big and can afford it.
"Don't think about winning every battle in your life.
Think only about winning the current one."

But reconsider price. You might decide to lose.

Offline Wiccan

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is more than likely the AVG program reading it wrong, or not being able to read it.


That's Exactly What it is =]

Offline vaine12

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AVG - Not even Top 5

Avast! - Always in the Top 3

So your pick.   Avast! and Kaspersky are the best free anti-virus on the market.

Antihero

This is 2012, almost 2013, and if you're not using Malwarebytes, along with Microsoft Security Essentials, then there's a problem.

On another note, delete pwprotector.exe. There's no significant use for it.