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stu161204
21-05-2010, 02:06 PM
Yesterday I ran ESET Online Scanner http://www.eset.com/online-scanner to see if avast had missed anything.

It found this:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\LostRun.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan

I Google the file & it tell me its apart of windows so I think it maybe a false positive?

Any thoughts?

wratterus
21-05-2010, 02:14 PM
It looks dodgy to me.

Speedy Gonzales
21-05-2010, 02:18 PM
What version of windows is it?

CYaBro
21-05-2010, 02:47 PM
Never seen that file before, I also think it looks dodgy.

stu161204
21-05-2010, 03:47 PM
What version of windows is it?

Win XP Pro SP2

Speedy Gonzales
21-05-2010, 04:07 PM
Yup I would rename it or delete it

PaulD
21-05-2010, 04:28 PM
I Google the file & it tell me its apart of windows so I think it maybe a false positive?

Any thoughts?

The Google results are all over the place with some claiming it was part of a VIA driver package.

Try uploading it to http://virusscan.jotti.org/en-gb to get opinions from all the major AV scanners in one go.

stu161204
21-05-2010, 05:11 PM
The Google results are all over the place with some claiming it was part of a VIA driver package.

Thatís probably how the file came on my computer, as recently we changed graphics cards, and that might had been left over.


Try uploading it to http://virusscan.jotti.org/en-gb to get opinions from all the major AV scanners in one go.

Some say itís a Trojan & other say it safe: http://virusscan.jotti.org/en-gb/scanresult/12a2c4ad4323366df6e3cab530f418128be6bfd9/469bba8635a65e96a6e50ced48344545687b3f29

But to be on the same side I have renamed the file & if windows boots OK, tomorrow, I will put the file in the Recycle Bin.