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    jconinc Guest

    Default Is it really a virus??

    For two days my scan has turned up a Virus names "IM-Worm.Win32.Pykse.o" - but when ZA's website does not identify it as a known virus.

    Anyone else ever seen this virus?

    Thanks

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro

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    Hi,

    Welcome to the Forum!

    Perhaps it could be a False Positive, but I really do not know if it is or not, so I suggest you do the following, if you are interested.

    Please report the false positive to:
    http://www.zonealarm.com/store/conte...are_report.jsp

    Be sure to report as much details as possible to Zone Alarm so that they can fix it.
    Use Internet Explorer browser to submit the report - other alternative browsers, Firefox, Opera and others are not recommended for use in submitting report to Zone Alarm.

    PLEASE keep me posted on your results, THANKS.

    SlyFox

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    jconinc Guest

    Default Re: Is it really a virus??

    <blockquote><hr>SlyFox wrote:

    Hi,

    Welcome to the Forum!

    Perhaps it could be a False Positive, but I really do not know if it is or not, so I suggest you do the following, if you are interested.

    Please report the false positive to: http://www.zonealarm.com/store/conte...are_report.jsp Be sure to report as much details as possible to Zone Alarm so that they can fix it. Use Internet Explorer browser to submit the report - other alternative browsers, Firefox, Opera and others are not recommended for use in submitting report to Zone Alarm.

    PLEASE keep me posted on your results, THANKS.

    SlyFox<hr></blockquote>

    Thanks SlyFox - I had already reported the situation through the site you listed but have yet to hear back from them. Late yesterday I did another scan and the &quot;virus&quot; was not found. Looks like maybe the latest update took care of the problem and in indeed may have been a false positive. All I have left to do is to put my System Restore back on to see if I still get a clean report after a restore point is created.

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    jconinc Guest

    Default Re: Is it really a virus??

    <blockquote><hr>jconinc wrote:
    <blockquote><hr>SlyFox wrote:

    Hi,

    Welcome to the Forum!

    Perhaps it could be a False Positive, but I really do not know if it is or not, so I suggest you do the following, if you are interested.

    Please report the false positive to: http://www.zonealarm.com/store/conte...are_report.jsp Be sure to report as much details as possible to Zone Alarm so that they can fix it. Use Internet Explorer browser to submit the report - other alternative browsers, Firefox, Opera and others are not recommended for use in submitting report to Zone Alarm.

    PLEASE keep me posted on your results, THANKS.

    SlyFox<hr></blockquote>

    Thanks SlyFox - I had already reported the situation through the site you listed but have yet to hear back from them. Late yesterday I did another scan and the &quot;virus&quot; was not found. Looks like maybe the latest update took care of the problem and in indeed may have been a false positive. All I have left to do is to put my System Restore back on to see if I still get a clean report after a restore point is created.
    <hr></blockquote>


    A final update - re-started System Restore, made a restore point, did another scan. No viruses detected. Apparently the recent definition update resolved a false positive.

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    Default Re: Is it really a virus??

    Hi jconinc,

    Thank you for posting back with your results. Glad to hear your issue has been solved.

    Have a Great Day!

    SlyFox

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