This is my first post. I’m not sure these are false positives, but I didn’t see anywhere else I should be posting them. Let me know if I should post somewhere else…
I just installed CIS and ran my first scan. It thankfully detected nothing on my C: system drive (running Windows 7 64-bit), but came up with several items on other partitions, which are mostly archives of files I’ve downloaded over the past couple of years. Two items were striking to me:
- This is really a category of items - three lines in the report:
These are all in backups of old user accounts - the first two are recent Windows 7 backups, and the third is from a Vista system. Are these pieces of malware I picked up by visiting some nasty website? The first one clearly has a rap-sheet at virustotal:
- A downloaded executable named SpinRite6.exe (disk recovery software from GRC.COM) is getting flagged as “Packed.Win32.MUPX.Gen@129019204”. The odd thing about this is that I can’t get access to the file - even read access to submit it to virustotal.com or comodo. I am running as administrator, and I can’t copy the file or take ownership of it. If I try to delete or rename or copy the file I get: “You require permission from the computer’s admin…” and if I try to take ownership I get “Unable to set new owner … Access is denied”.
Thanks in advance for any advice/guidance you can provide … I’m just starting out with CIS, so if there’s something I should be doing differently or a newbie FAQ/tutorial I should be looking at, let me know.
Really liking CIS so far, by the way - was using ESET for the past couple of years and was getting frustrated with it. First impressions of CIS very positive.