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Kudos0

win32.sillyfdc false positive

When I woke my computer in AM, Norton wanted a reboot and show hidden files enabled.  Also found

Category: Quarantine
Date & Time,Risk,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,Path - Filename
9/1/2016 02:36:21,High,62b5af9be9adc1085c3c56ec07a82bf6 (W32.SillyFDC) detected by Auto-Protect,Quarantined,Resolved - No Action Required,c:\windows\syswow64\config\systemprofile\appdata\locallow\microsoft\cryptneturlcache\content\62b5af9be9adc1085c3c56ec07a82bf6

Everyone has viruses, but why would this one appear after hours of inactiviy.  Very reluctant o unqqurantine due to long random filename, bad eyes, and my zero knowledge of what directory is,  Hence can not submit  REALLY need way to submit from quaranyine or restore to new location.  Any ideas.  Anyone else see.  For now will ignore.

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Kudos0

Re: win32.sillyfdc false positive

Hello JohnOzuk

Why would you want to submit a file that is malware? Please see this link for a write up about this worm. Even though the worm has been around for a long time.  It seems to have become active again. You will see what I mean if you read this link.

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-071111-0646-99

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: win32.sillyfdc false positive

Thanks. I was not plugging any drive in and it flagged a cache file.  not sure what that is, assume not a pr.  Autoplay off, norton link bad.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/200803211157...

All the hits Norton has given me in the last year have been proven false,

Kudos0

Re: win32.sillyfdc false positive

Why would you want to submit a file that is malware? .......

guessing false positve

Kudos0

Re: win32.sillyfdc false positive

Hello

My link is good.

Latest Rapid Release version September 1, 2016 revision 021  This is from the link I gave you in my last post. That is why it was flagged today. Leave the file in quarantine since it most likely is not a false positive.

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-071111-0646-99

This is the link that I gave you which is a good link. Your link is no good, but mine is good.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: win32.sillyfdc false positive

So sorry,

Your link is fine, thank you.  I was referring to this one within it

Symantec strongly recommends that users take steps to control the use of the AutoRun feature and prevent the execution of programs referenced in autorun.inf files. For more information, please see the following document:

How to prevent a virus from spreading using the 'AutoRun' feature.

If a Symantec antivirus product displays a detection alert for this threat, it means the computer is already protected and the Symantec product will effectively remove this threat from the computer.

Wil follow your advice.  Thanks again.

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