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davebit


Joined: 18 Jan 2016
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https://virusscan.jotti.org/en-US/filescanjob/2p79vdmvfs - Dr Web on Mar 14 2019 found Trojan.MulDrop6.49024

TrojanDropper:Win32/Muldrop.F
SEVERE |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats/malware-encyclopedia-description?Name=TrojanDropper:Win32/Muldrop.F

So... explain?
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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I think this is a false positive of both Dr. Web and Virus Blok Ada. Dr. Web detects it as a multiple dropper, which can cover a range of files that could be dropped on your computer. Virus files can/do use code that is/could be common to many files. Virus Blok Ada was at one time a real good AV, but it has not had much development for years that I know of. It is from Ukraine, and they have many other problems there that are more important than keeping up a good AV. Dr. Web is good though, and it has a very ethical developer (even though it is Russian). In this case, their signature is designed to detect multiple malwares, which increases the chance of detecting "good" files as well.

When an AV detects something, and many other AVs do not, you have to look at the AV. I still like to see 2 of these 5 AVs detect something before I believe it: Avira, Bitdefender, Eset, Kaspersky, and Sophos. They all have their own scan engine, and many other AVs lease their engines from someone else. The Bitdefender engine is leased by many other AVs.

Thanks for using ClamWin!

Regards,
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davebit


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Thank you.
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