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Kudos0

suspicious items

when Norton antivirus detects something as suspicious and it is a file that is ok like ehtray.exe or something like that, does it mean that the file is infected, or does it mean that the file has some element that makes it appear that it might be infected? like a false positive? The entry does not remove teh file and says there is no action to take. It happens periodically and I wonder is it part of the "heuristic" detection(?)?

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Kudos0

Re: suspicious items

I didn't mean ehtray.exe specifically

What I was wondering is that sometimes files that are ok sometimes get "id'd" as possible infected because there is some similarity to infected items, right?

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Hi

Please have a look at/use the link at bleeping computer (in your other post) as that sheds some light on what is what and how the infected file is different from the real file,I am new as well to PCs and this link was given to me and it has helped me understand a lot more about what goes on in a PC.

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013

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