I don’t know if it’s a false positive or not. Please let me know!
I downloaded this latest version of 7zip x64 from 7-zip.org site and when installing I got a VirusScope event saying it has a Generic.Trojan @ 137 @ 1.
Attached zip file contains the executable.
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Comodo VirusScope version details:
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Deepak, please note that it’s the VirusScope that flags this item, not AV. Is that the same thing? Sorry if a dumb question.
No, VirusScope is comodo’s behavior blocker which monitors for suspicious activities by unknown applications, the 7zip installer is trusted so I’m not sure why VirusScope was monitoring it. Make sure the installer is rated trusted in the file list.
The install file (7z1801-x64.exe) and all the (7-z*exe) files it installed into Program Files and Program Files (x86) are Unrecognized in File List.
Lookup probably failed for some reason. Try performing a lookup in File List. Provided hash is the correct one… it’s trusted.
Ahh! Thank you! That’s was it. I was offline I bet when I was installing it.
Now I tried the Lookup feature (did not know it existed!) and they got cleared up.
I noticed C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe is Untrusted too (the only one remaining!) and Lookup for it shows Trusted rating but for some reason it does not get changed to being trusted and remains Untrusted with Orange question mark next to it (not the regular gray question mark)
I wanted to remove some of the older files from the list. When I click Purge however, it shows not just selected but ALL files it wants to purge. It says they are NOT valid files but I see many of them still exist on the system. Anyway, I later found “Remove” option and used that instead of Purge to purge some older non-existing files.
The file list is not dynamic, you would need to close and re-open file list to see the change.
2. I wanted to remove some of the older files from the list. When I click Purge however, it shows not just selected but ALL files it wants to purge. It says they are NOT valid files but I see many of them still exist on the system. Anyway, I later found "Remove" option and used that instead of Purge to purge some older non-existing files.
file list keeps track of each file per file hash, so if hash changes then the entry with the previous hash becomes invalid.