3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2013 8:58 AM by amagi

    Skype.exe being reported as a possible root-kit

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      We have quite a few of our users reporting LandDesk AV pop up notices for Skype.exe

       

      The text is:

      Malware Found

      A potential Root-Kit Virus was found, quarantined, but not deleted.  Contact your administrator for instryuctions on how to delete this virus.

       

      Path:
      C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone

      on 64 bit systems its Program Files(x86)

       

      File name:
      Skype.exe

       

      Virus Name:
      Hoax.Win32.ArchSMS.bfaax

       

      I have searched the internet, this community site, and the Kaspersky site for information and none is availaible.

       

      Is this a real virus?  A false Positive? or an issue with the AV scanner?

       

      TIA!