Does anyone know what Killapps.exe is for sure?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by chip718, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. chip718

    chip718 Registered Member

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    Hi. I just did a a2 scan and it reported 2 Malware finds. They are:
    C:\OEMDRVRS\COMMON\KILLAPPS.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\killapps.exe

    I did some searching and there is a lot of debate if it is actually a False positive instead of Malware. I was wondering if anyone has found out what it is for sure. I used the latest Signature update for a2, but I don't want to remove anything before I find out. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

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    Hi Chip,

    Looks like you have an Audigy Soundcard from Creative Labs.

    You'll find useful info and key comments from Andreas Haak (bottom post) here,
    along with a link back to Wilder's for the rest. See TopperID's post ten. ;)


    GF
     
  3. TopperID

    TopperID Registered Member

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    This whole thing came about when A2 increased it's Sig base and started to identify 'Riskware' (which is not the same thing as 'Malware'). For a fuller explanation see the A2 Forum here:- http://forum.emsisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=2459
     
  4. Sweetie(*)(*)

    Sweetie(*)(*) Registered Member

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    Hi, i'd be a bit cautious about writting it off as a FP, I believe Kaspersky detects KILLAPPS.EXE as Agobot worm, or related to it, the worm modifies files processes to avoid detection.
     
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