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"pecmd.exe" classed as malware by most anti-virus
« on: November 25, 2017, 05:00:22 AM »


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I have a Win10PE SE from August 2016, which Kaspersky suddenly decided contained a nasty virus (it quarantines the file without even asking me).  Specifically this file:

I managed to temporarily restore it, and uploaded it to VirusTotal.  Seems it is not a false positive, because 36/66 virus databases class it as malware:

That includes Kaspersky, Symantec, BitDefender, AVG, Avast & TrendeMicro.

Re: "pecmd.exe" classed as malware by most anti-virus
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 07:02:48 AM »


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It's false positive, that get's often flag as a malware.

By all the things that it can do and the way it's packed, it certainly looks suspicious.


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