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Trojan.gen.2 in rkill.exe

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I have a small folder of "virus killers" that I put on clients' computers routinely, to be used as needed. Today I copied this folder onto the client drive and an existing copy of Norton on the computer popped up and said it found trojan.gen.2. Drilling down further, Norton reported that it was contained within my copy of rkill.exe in the virus killer folder.

Is this likely and/or possible? Is my copy of rkill (which seems to work correctly) infected? Of course, I've deleted it, but I've not had this problem before.
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It is possible, Where did you download the Rkill file from?

I would only ever download it from BleepingComputer.

It is more likely a false positive with Norton though, I would try and scan your rkill.exe with a few alternative antivirus solutions and see if they pick anything up?

Would be worth downloading the latest version of RKill directly from their site also to be safe.
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Thank you. I did get it from BleepingComputer. I'll rescan it with ESET NOD32 for fun, but will replace it with a new download (and scan it).
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