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Trojan in the Windows HSK exam client .exe?

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mungouk

I was reading about the Silver Sparrow malware today and decided to do a deep system scan on my Mac.

 

Bitdefender Virus Scanner found this apparent trojan, Trojan.GenericKD.45748640, in the Windows HSK exam client program from October 2020, and deleted it.

 

I'm not a Windows user (I use Parallels to run Windows 10, almost exclusively so I could do the online HSK exam).  

 

Googling "Trojan.GenericKD.45748640" comes up with only ONE result, in Korean, at https://www.estsecurity.com/public/security-center/db-update

 

There must be plenty of you guys who know about Windows malware (I don't)... do you think this is a false positive, or has Hanban been distributing a trojan? 

 

 

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Luxi

I no longer know about Windows' malware, I used to but now (very unwisely) tend to leave it all in Windows Defender's hands. My searches for your bug were equally unsuccessful, even my go to place, the Trend Micro database, turned no results. But thanks for the warning, even if it may well be a false positive.

 

I'd still treat the suspect file as a threat, plenty of nasties about:

Latest malware news and attacks | The Daily Swig (portswigger.net)

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alantin

I may not be surprised if there was a trojan in there.
They have been found for example in some software meant for tax declarations..

 

https://www.cyber.nj.gov/alerts-advisories/chinese-government-mandated-tax-software-contains-malware-enabling-backdoor-access

 

When I took the at-home-test I had a clean install of windows 10 too and wiped it afterwards. Felt like good hygiene to me at the time.

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