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    Gendel32.exe

    Hello

    I have a small, probably easy to answer question for you guys (and gals)
    I have a file called GENDEL32.EXE on my C: and my anti-virus keeps popping up about this file being a PUP. Is it a miss-recognised file needed by windows or is it really a potentially unwanted program that I should delete ?

    Thanks in advance for your answer

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    Re: Gendel32.exe

    Usually antivirus software will link to an article which explains the suspected malware in more detail. If your software does not offer that feature, you could search that file name in the vendor's knowledge base / virus encyclopedia. And of course the next stop after that would be your favorite search engine. (I don't have any personal knowledge of that particular file.)

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    Re: Gendel32.exe

    I searched for the file name and found conflicting opinions - some say it is a trojan, others that it is a harmless leftover file.

    Try renaming it, for example to Gendel32.bak, and see if any application complains about missing it, in particular after restarting your PC. If the .exe reappears, it might be malware, if not, you can delete the .bak file after a few days.

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    Re: Gendel32.exe

    Finally, I was able to find some more information about GENDEL32.EXE on the McAfee web site.
    It seems that it could be a left over from either a key generator, Network tool, Local vulnerability tester, Privilege escalation tool, or file encryption tool.
    So I guess It's "less" important for me now that I know that.

    I did rename it and it hasen't come back on it's own yet so I'm crossing my fingers <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Thanks for the quick reply this morning <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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