|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
win32-process-hide infected with mal/packer?by LanX (Abbot)
|on Feb 02, 2013 at 19:39 UTC||Need Help??|
LanX has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Sorry I'm pretty ignorant about Win and it's parasites ... I'm trying to avoid this OS as much as possible.
Anyway there are occasions where I need to boot Win and so I decided to run a file check with Sophos.
To my surprise while scanning an old instance of mini-cpan it reported Hide_Others.dll in Win32::Process::Hide to be infected with "Mal/Packer" !?!
From my understanding of older discussions of Win32::Process::Hide hiding processes is considered suspicious ... but does that really mean that this DLL is infected?
Maybe a dumb question from a Win viewpoint, but as said, I invested into Linux for the privilege to not having to deal with M$ ... so surely others know better.
Should I care and/or should anyone be informed?