Password protected system.rar file in windows folder

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  1. PauloSilva14

    PauloSilva14 Registered Member

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    I don't know if this is where I should post my problem. I have a password protected file called "system.rar" in C:\Windows folder. My AV(McAfee) says it is clean, but I think this may be a false negative. Have you heard about this file? What should I do?
    thanks
     
  2. MrBrian

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    I don't have a file named this on Windows 7 x64.
     
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit here. Nope, no such file exists. It's system.ini instead. RAR is not a native Windows file extension. Also, AVs can't analyze encrypted files. So no matter what scanner you use, it will always report it as clean.
     
  4. xxJackxx

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    Get rid of it and hope there is nothing else related to it.
     
  5. ronjor

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    Rename the file system.rar.old
     
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