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    eliuri Guest

    Default not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.OEPass.h in Acrobat 6 Professional\PDF Password Crack.exe

    Hello:

    The following appeared in my Zone Alarm scheduled scan and in on-access scans when I attempted to upload the file to Virus Total:

    "Decription Anti-virus detected an infected file
    Date / Time 2009/02/08 05:55:30-5:00 GMT
    Type On-Access scan
    Virus name not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.OEPass.h
    Filename C:\Programs-Utilities-Updates & Service Packs\Adobe Acrobat 6 Professional\PDF Password Crack.exe
    Action Infected
    Mode Auto
    E-mail


    I placed the supposedly infected file in Quarantine. A search for tha file on my PC showed it to have been present since 2005.

    Question:

    1) How might I have been infected this way?

    2) Does the fact that the virus attacked a file named Password Crack.exe in any way imply that my passwords--stored in my browsers-- were cracked into and are no longer safe.?

    3) Is this possibly a false positive?

    4) How might leaving this file in quarantine affect the functioning of the Adobe Acrobat Professional?

    Thanks in advance:

    -Eliuri

    -Windows XP Professional Edition
    SP3

    -Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite 7.0.,483.000

    -Firefox 3.0.6
    -IE 7.0

    Message Edited by eliuri on 02-08-2009 06:37 AM

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    Default Re: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.OEPass.h in Acrobat 6 Professional\PDF Password Crack.exe


    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>eliuri wrote:
    Virus name not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.OEPass.h
    1) How might I have been infected this way?


    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>This sounds like an utility to crack PDF password... may be you donwloaded a long time ago and don't remember? :8}"not-a-virus" are not infections per se but dangerous or fake tools.
    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>eliuri wrote:
    Hello:
    Filename C:\Programs-Utilities-Updates &amp; Service Packs\Adobe Acrobat 6 Professional\PDF Password Crack.exe
    2) Is this possibly a flase positive?


    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Doubts its a false positive, the name of the file its pretty clear, LOL
    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>eliuri wrote:
    Hello:
    3) How might leaving this file in quarantine affect the functioning of the Adobe Acrobat Professional



    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Don't think it will have any influence on AdobeCheers,Fax



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    eliuri Guest

    Default Re: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.OEPass.h in Acrobat 6 Professional\PDF Password Crack.exe

    Thanks Fax:


    I can't recall ever downloading such a file: PDF Password Crack.exe. Unless it was perhaps maliciously sent to me unawares?

    I'm concerned about the fact that the virus attacked a file named Password Crack.exe might in some way imply that my passwords--stored in my browsers-- were cracked into and are no longer safe?

    Or does this infection have nothing to do with compromising stored passwords?

    Thanks again:

    -Eliuri

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    Default Re: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.OEPass.h in Acrobat 6 Professional\PDF Password Crack.exe

    Hi!the name of the file indicates an utility to break PDF passwords, nothing to do with your passwords or password stored on your system.Cheers,Fax

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    eliuri Guest

    Default Re: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.OEPass.h in Acrobat 6 Professional\PDF Password Crack.exe

    Thank you Fax:

    I guess that file must have been installed on the PC when I got it second hand. I gather that new virus definitions flagged it. Acrobat 6 seems just fine without it.

    Thanks for the clarification on the &quot;not-a-virus thing&quot;...

    Much appreciated

    -Eliuri

    Message Edited by eliuri on 02-09-2009 12:44 AM

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