Threat Vault and Virus/Win32.WGeneric.aalbaq

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Threat Vault and Virus/Win32.WGeneric.aalbaq

Hi all,


Curious if anyone can point me toward amplifying info regarding Threat Vault signatures? From what I can tell, these generic signatures usually tend to generate false positives. It's hard to investigate why the alert is getting triggered when the Threat Vault only shows a hash without any context or information regarding why it's deemed malicious. Is the hash the only thing  triggering these? I search for the hash on other my other security systems and I get no results, so I have no idea how to chase it down. This particular case is getting triggered by MSVCR80.DLL, which is pretty common on Windows systems. Any guidance is greatly appreciated. 



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Re: Threat Vault and Virus/Win32.WGeneric.aalbaq


Generally what you would do with a signature like this is take the MD5 hash value displayed by threatvault and run it through a search on VirusTotal. However, I'm not currently getting anything off of the displayed signature. 

With this being a newer signature I would report the false positives you're seeing to support so they can pass it along internally and see if the signature isn't a bit too broad. 

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Re: Threat Vault and Virus/Win32.WGeneric.aalbaq

Thanks! @BPry

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