Solved Zone Alarm constantly alerts about edpa.exe!

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June 25, 2013 at 19:41:59
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I installed Zone Alarm on a friends PC. EDPA.EXE is constantly being flagged by it. The location of the exe is: C:\PROGRAM FILES\DELLSYSTEM\Verity\kvoop.exe

Is this someting we should disallow and remember as a firewall rule?

I looked up info on the net and I didn't realize this was such a can of worms! Seems several manufacturers/vendors use the same name for different things. Anyway, this is an HP computer; it is NOT a Dell computer. I found out the program causing this could be AgentInstall or Personal Brain. There is nothing from Symantec installed on the computer either!

Advice, suggestions?


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#1
June 25, 2013 at 23:56:57
✔ Best Answer
Submit edpa.exe to VirusTotal for immediate analysis:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/

VirusTotal uses several antivirus scanners to scan each file you submit, so you can be sure it's either suspicious, or it's harmless and ZoneAlarm is giving you a false positive for it.


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#2
June 26, 2013 at 06:44:29
Good advice! Thank you!

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#3
June 27, 2013 at 00:51:06
I think edpa.exe and kvoop.exe are usually in C:\Program Files\
Manufacturer\Endpoint Agent\. I couldn't find any other reference to them being in a PROGRAM FILES\DELLSYSTEM folder. Since out-of-place files are sometimes virus files it's possible you're getting the alert because zone alarm is noticing that.

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#4
June 27, 2013 at 01:12:02
I don't understand where the virus came from? This computer has a fresh image on it and it also has Microsoft Security Essentials. What it didn't have until recently is a firewall, so I guess inbetween Security Essentials updates something might have got in?

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#5
June 27, 2013 at 01:19:38
"I don't understand where the virus came from?"
Did VirusTotal say it was infected?

If so, let us look at the report.


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#6
June 27, 2013 at 12:28:22
Didn't get a chance to check the file on Virus Total yet. I was just rambling on responding to the chance of a virus being on the computer, when I know that couldn't be the case since Security Essentials was on there since Day One.

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#7
June 27, 2013 at 13:03:22
Yeah, it's probably a false alarm especially since it didn't ID any virus the file supposedly contained. As I mentioned above, it may have been because the file was not where zone alarm thought it should be.

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