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Why does FileLocator Pro generate Symantec malware warnings?

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Here is an example:

"Trojan.Gen","Flt_b7ba42b91db63e4983657d172e6cf055.tmp.exe","Backup","C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp\7\Flf766D.tmp.dir\","Infected","11/7/2017 1:15 PM","11/7/2017 1:14 PM"

Thanks, Ian.

asked Nov 15, 2017 by ioliver (230 points)

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When FileLocator Pro searches containers such as ZIP files or PST files it quite often needs to extract the files to a temporary location. Most anti-malware products will scan any file written to disk, temporary or not, and might produce warnings if some of the files being extracted look like malware.

EXE files extracted by FileLocator Pro would never be executed and would be deleted (along with any other temporary files after searching).

answered Nov 15, 2017 by dave (53,670 points)
selected Nov 16, 2017 by ioliver