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Kudos0

7rwzxvzu.exe.part

Just been browsing on wikipedia and a message from norton flashed up saying analyzing 7rwzxvzu.exe.part. Then said it was a threat and removed. I didn't try and download anything, anyway i was on wikipedia.

Insight said the threat was ws.reputation.1 and that the file was released a week ago and fewer than 5 users in the norton community have used this file. I can't think where it could have come from in the first place. Seemed to be in appdata\local\temp

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Kudos0

Re: 7rwzxvzu.exe.part

Hi, lacuna. Don't worry, it's just Norton doing its thing. Here's an explanation of how it categorizes ws.reputation1 files.

WS.Reputation.1 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology. Because this detection is based on a reputation score, it does not represent a specific class of threat like adware or spyware, but instead applies to all threat categories. 

The reputation-based system uses "the wisdom of crowds" (Symantec’s tens of millions of end users) connected to cloud-based intelligence to compute a reputation score for an application, and in the process identify malicious software in an entirely new way beyond traditional signatures and behavior-based detection techniques.

Windows 10 Home X 64
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Re: 7rwzxvzu.exe.part

lacuna:

Just been browsing on wikipedia and a message from norton flashed up saying analyzing 7rwzxvzu.exe.part. Then said it was a threat and removed. I didn't try and download anything, anyway i was on wikipedia.

Insight said the threat was ws.reputation.1 and that the file was released a week ago and fewer than 5 users in the norton community have used this file. I can't think where it could have come from in the first place. Seemed to be in appdata\local\temp

That seems suspect to me, the real Wikipedia shouldn't have you downloading exe files. Maybe something on your computer (no idea, good or bad) is downloading programs to update.

If you go into "Security History" in "Resolved" and double click on the detection there is a copy to clipboard option. If you post that info we might be able to get more info about what was detected (and if it was good or bad).

Kudos0

Re: 7rwzxvzu.exe.part

Good call, p_p !

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: 7rwzxvzu.exe.part

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Good call, p_p !

Yea, too bad they never came back to read it.

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