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Dr. Web alerts about potential SCRIPT.Virus on Mint

Post by whois1230 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi, I ran Dr. Web LiveCD on my Linux Mint Laptop. Mint is the only OS installed. It found the following 'Threat' : Threats detected: 1 Threats neutralized: 1 Objekt: 220FF63987EC7EF396B9B48BB2837E221FB69505 Threat: 'Probably SCRIPT.Virus' Action: Moved(it was moved to Quarantine, after which I deleted it). I saw the explanation on Dr. Web's website. It stated that this virus could have infected my computer through a web page or an email attachment. Could this be a trojan or a worm?
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Re: SCRIPT.Virus on Mint

Post by Moem » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:25 pm

And your question is?
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Re: SCRIPT.Virus on Mint

Post by xenopeek » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:32 pm

That means one of the websites you visited and whose files were stored in your browser's cache was ruled by Dr Web as undesirable. Probably something from an ad network that's otherwise harmless. Dr Web is criticized for classifying files too easily as viruses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Web#C ... eliability

But indeed, what is your question? If you want an explanation of the SCRIPT.Virus classification you'll have to ask Dr Web.
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Re: Dr. Web alerts about potential SCRIPT.Virus on Mint

Post by whois1230 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:41 am

Moem wrote:And your question is?
xenopeek wrote:That means one of the websites you visited and whose files were stored in your browser's cache was ruled by Dr Web as undesirable. Probably something from an ad network that's otherwise harmless. Dr Web is criticized for classifying files too easily as viruses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Web#C ... eliability

But indeed, what is your question? If you want an explanation of the SCRIPT.Virus classification you'll have to ask Dr Web.
Hello and thanks, I updated my original post and included my question.

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Re: Dr. Web alerts about potential SCRIPT.Virus on Mint

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:20 am

After you have deleted the quarantined file it is not even possible to transfer it to Dr. Web to check it.

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Re: Dr. Web alerts about potential SCRIPT.Virus on Mint

Post by xenopeek » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:27 am

Indeed, with you deleting the file there is nothing more to do. If you hadn't deleted the file I would have suggested to upload it to https://www.virustotal.com/ for scanning, to get an authoritative and definitive answer on whether there was something to worry about. Most likely there isn't and this is just Dr Web being overzealous over some ad network's file in your web browser's cache.
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