is this a virus ??

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dc7100 sff(pk86...
June 23, 2019 at 05:34:58
Specs: windows 8, 2.793 GHz / 4 gig
I just download Usenetwire from xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
the windows version

when I try to run it -my antivurs deleted it and says its infected with the "Filerep Malware" is this true ???? and what Damage can this do ???



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#1
June 23, 2019 at 06:09:59
Please don't post a link from your download site. If infected, it could accidentally lead to others getting infected....

If your scanner is flagging it, then likely it's best that it deleted it (though it could be a false-positive...depending on your antivirus).

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
June 23, 2019 at 06:19:57
Did you try downloading Usenetwire from Usenetwire.com? Seems like a logical place to get it from & very likely un-infected.

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#3
June 23, 2019 at 06:25:46
I think it is a false positive, googling gets this info.

5. Usenet Wire
https://www.techradar.com/au/news/b...
The news client of choice for some big Usenet providers
https://usenetreviews.org/providers...
Usenet Wire
https://filehippo.com/download_usen...
https://www.usenetwire.com/

This one is Free.
SABnzbd
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
http://www.sabnzbd.org/

Be careful with all of the above, they try to install extras.


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#4
June 23, 2019 at 06:35:45
Another utility you may want to consider (assuming you're going for binaries) is GrabIt. It's clean and used with Binsearch, it will retrieve and decode pretty much whatever nzb's you check on the list of Binsearch.

https://www.shemes.com/

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#5
June 23, 2019 at 14:23:03
Wouldn't hurt to run this which often finds browser related malware:

AdwCleaner:
https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcle...
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Run the "Scan", followed by the "Clean & Repair".

You could run this too as if sometimes finds what other AVs miss:
MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

If either of them find something please copy/paste the associated logs on here.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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