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possible cortex virus?

  • 20 April 2022
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Lately my PC (alienware 17 r4) seemed a bit off, so I ran McAfee Stinger and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool and came up with these(Attatched Thumbnail) results on both. Just wondering if anyone has run into these or can share some knowledge on them. Are they legit viruses that somehow snuck in? or are they just false flags? or possibly outside viruses that just chose the razer files to hide in? I've only done updates that were recommended by my Razor Central/cortex/synapse programs. I already quarantined them just to be safe so no rush, just sort of curious more than anything.
Many Thanks in advance for any insight on this

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Lately my PC (alienware 17 r4) seemed a bit off, so I ran McAfee Stinger and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool and came up with these(Attatched Thumbnail) results on both. Just wondering if anyone has run into these or can share some knowledge on them. Are they legit viruses that somehow snuck in? or are they just false flags? or possibly outside viruses that just chose the razer files to hide in? I've only done updates that were recommended by my Razor Central/cortex/synapse programs. I already quarantined them just to be safe so no rush, just sort of curious more than anything.
Many Thanks in advance for any insight on this

Hi @Toxik_Kraut,
There is possible other malware might try to hide behind Razer Software. It is recommended for you to perform full scan of your devices to avoid any future issues.

Download Razer Synapse 3 or Razer Cortex from Official Website only.
https://www.razer.com/synapse-3
https://www.razer.com/cortex
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False positive.
Also wouldn't use kaspersky.
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False flag.
Try update the anti-virus program.

Windows defender is quite good
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The anti-virus program which you using should be the fake. Delete it right now!

Anti-virus programs(except Windows Defender) can't access to Default Administrator account.
But this one shows the files in Default Administrator account.(The first file location start with X:\\, which means Default account location.)

So saying again, delete it right now!

If it doesn't work, you have no choice but have to reinstall windows.