Each antivirus software uses certain criteria to blacklist suspicious files, programs, and processes in your system.
This is the case with the FileRepMalware tag.
What is FileRepMalware?
You can define File Rep Malware as a tag given by antivirus to a malicious file designed to create damage in an infected device. Furthermore, it is known as Win32: Evo-gen.
The Win32 part means that it is developed for the Windows operating system.
The Evo-gen part is a generic classification of trojan-type files. Therefore, you will probably meet this threat only on Windows operating systems.
How can I get rid of FileRepMalware efficiently?
1. Check for false positive
Note: This tag is given to a file when it has a low reputation score, usually to cracked applications. But can also occur with legitimate files due to a false positive.
- Open your antivirus and check the location of the malware.
- Go to the VirusTotal website.
- Click on Choose File and add the file pointed by the antivirus.
- Wait for Virus Total to complete and analyze the final score.
- If only Avast and AVG detected the file, you can consider it as a false positive.
Note: VirusTotal is a malware aggregator that will test the suspicious file with 50+ malware scanners. Thus, you can trust it with the analysis and results.
When it comes to analyzing files that are potentially a FileRepMalware, Avast or AVG can trigger a lot of false positives.
Therefore, we recommend you try another reliable antivirus program.
This post was written by Teodor Nechita and was first posted to WindowsReport
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