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I have detected GenericPWS.y!cpu in files that appear to be recovery files.

Posted on 2011-03-19
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The files are cdlogic_ret.exe,apprecoverylink_ret.exe, restorelink_ret.exe,creatorlink_re.exe, runlink_ret.exe, rtcdlink_r.exe, sysrecoverylink_ret.exe, and wizardlink_ret.exe.  All of these files are showing infected with the GenericPWS.y!cpu virus.  I did some research on this virus and read that it steals information. I would simply delete it except I found some forums saying that it may be a false positive on these files, so  now I am worried about deleting them out of quarantine.  I guess I need to know if I can delete these safely without effecting the system.
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If the files are already quarantined your anti-virus software is preventing Windows use them anyway, so if your system is still behaving normally you can safely remove them.
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Also turn system restore off and remove any snapshots, then turn it back on
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Thank you for your help with this.
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