Ad-aware & Malwarebyte software scan says faxcool.exe is a trojan?
On my win7 64-bit version, I ran free Ad-aware & Malwarebyte software and they both found one inspection which is faxcool.exe located at c:\windows\setup\scripts\faxcool.exe
However, I also have Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and it says it isn't a malware. i also ran manually 4 other popular anti-virus and all of them said that it is not a threat.
So, which to believe? Which is true?
Last edited by tomcruise3230; 12-13-2011 at 09:26 PM.
If you google faxcool.exe, half the sites say its a valid Windows file and the other half say it's a virus and they have a tool to help remove it.
Are you getting any errors that reference the file name?
Do not see any error in event log.
Originally Posted by Steve R Jones
I also uploaded the file on virustotal.com and this is the result I get:
19 out of 43 says it could be a virus, spyware, malware, hacktool but I am not sure which to believe.
But, what do you think?
Malwarebytes is generally very well trusted.... If you let it remove the file and your pc is running good then odds are you are good to go.
The name of the file is inspiring confidence in me with it being called faxcool.exe. Just searching for the name faxcool will return many results with other spyware and malware and AV tools reporting it to be a hack tool so it is pretty much a good bet that it is a hack tool.
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