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WAXC18F.tmp etc. malware

Joined: 18 Aug 2021
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I am Novice User running Immunet, which is continuously detecting and failing to quarantine malwares WAXC18F.tmp (etc.) of the type Clam.WIn.Malware.Generic-9886394-0. Other AV Programs like Malwarebytes and AVG Free are not detecting this Malware. Is this a false positive? How do I get rid of it? I would be very grateful for any help in this regard.
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Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Most likely this is a false positive, since no other AVs detect it. You can always check a file with Virus Total online, where they will scan it for you with about 50 antivirus programs. I like to see what Bitdefender, Eset, Kaspersky, and Sophos say about a file. If 2 of them detect malware, I will believe it.

If you also run ClamWin, the developers have always said that you should use it only as a backup to a real-time antiivrus, and that is very good advice. It is not real-time, it is very slow, and the Clam AV engine it uses is not powerful enough to protect against today's Windows malware.

I do not recommend use of Immunet. I have installed it many times during the last 5 or 6 years, have always been disappointed by it, and quickly removed it. Use Microsoft's free Windows Defender instead, if you can. It is pretty good. If it has a problem, Microsoft will fix it very quickly.

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