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Empty folder as a threat


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Hi,

I installed ASC 5 Free and run quick malware removal tool.

Here is the result:

Item Name Trojan.Backdoor

Risk High

Threat type Folder

 

The size of this folder is 0 (zero) bytes. It contains several (about 30) empty folders.

 

Is it possible that empty folder is a threat and contains malware?

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Hi Alonzo! Welcome to the Iobit forums!

 

Yes it is possible that a threat is contained in an empty folder. If the folder is empty then just go ahead and delete it!

 

Sincerely,

-Mel1

Live long and prosper!

 

P.S. Before deletion please respond to Cicely's post as it may help Iobit improve their product!

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Name of that folder is RarSFX0

C:\Users\JE1B0~1.VEN\AppData\Local\Temp\

 

ASC 5 Free v. 5.3.0.246

 

I zipped this folder and uploaded to virustotal

 

0/42

 

I moved it to \Downloads\ and run ASC - no problem

 

I restored it into \Local\Temp\ and run ASC once again - Trojan.Backdoor detected.

 

Is it FP?

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