This ZipFile, amiflash.zip, includes two (2) EXE files that were listed as parts of the zipfile in the results of scan several hours ago, 14-09-2010, as suspicious parts of the zipfile. The zipfile is not Password-protected, it is the original zipfile as downloaded and received from the well-known BIOS maker, AMI. Unless, perhaps it became infected by a malicious agent on my PC, after the download. The zipfile is found on my system drive in Program Files\AMI Bios subfolder.
Am running CIS 4.1.150349.920 with Virus Signature Database now showing 6043. Date/time of updating is not available, this might be a later VDB number if it was updated automatically since the scan was started around 2:20 AM Central Daylight Time (-500) this date, 14-09-2010. Scan finished approx. 5 or 6 hours ago. The 2nd attached file, Results.txt, is provided as FYI, is not malicious, and gives you the original BIOS identifying data, derived from this PC by the AMI utility, mbid.exe.
***BTW, Website submittal (Method 1) is not working! Your webpage is demanding, “Please enter Malware Name” “*Required” but there is NO SLOT or text window for entering this information on this page except in the Comments text window, and entering it there does not satisfy your webpage, the page keeps on demanding the said entry. Impossible to enter. Frustrating. Webpage URL in my Firefox address bar is: Comodo Antivirus Database | Submit Files for Malware Analysis
Please fix your webpage.
This ZipFile is thought to be probably good, because it was downloaded from the Support website of AMI, the BIOS maker for my PC, HP Pavilion model a1020n. This PC was purchased new in 2005 with the AMI BIOS for this PC and was loaded with OEM (HP) Win XP Home Edition. Windows XP Home was later upgraded to XP Professional, purchased and licensed properly. The PC is now updated with XP’s SP3 and all the additional patches through Patch Tuesday of this current month, September, 2010. The ZipFile is intended to update this HP PC’s OEM BIOS, and the updater zipfile was selected using the guidance provided on AMI’s support website.
Please evaluate this as an Updater/Installer for the purpose described, and please determine whether its behavior includes anything inappropriate for the intended functions. If nothing inappropriate, please report this. This user of CIS needs to install all recommended updates and security patches from the manufacturers, unless infected with malware. CIS 4.
In responding, please address the question, whether the BIOS update-patch file submitted herewith is ACTUALLY malicious, or is behaving as intended. Your consideration will be gratefully appreciated.
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