Eset Application Modification Detect on iexplore.exe

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  1. camperguy01

    camperguy01 Registered Member

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    Would appreciate any help -

    I primarily use FireFox for browsing but for work purposes I occasionally need to use Internet Explorer or when I check for Windows Updates.

    Starting yesterday, whenever I attempt to access IE, Eset is popping up a warning box - "Application Modification Detected" on C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe. You're given an option to Deny or allow. One of my kids thinks they may have chosen "allow" at one point but not sure.

    It appears that iexplore.exe was modified fairly recently (a couple of months ago). I sent the file to VirusTotal and it came up clean.

    I guess, I'm looking for more details on how ESS flags a file as "modification detected" and how I can determine if this was a legit modification or if I need to be concerned. Again, appreciate any helpful advice.
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    one of the updates from WU might have updated the IE hence the detection from your AV
     
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    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    should be due to IE update .
    If thats the reason then allow it to connect.
     
  4. camperguy01

    camperguy01 Registered Member

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    Sounds good. Thanks much for the replies.
     
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