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02-08-2012 04:08 PM
Microsoft Security Essentials finds Win32/Anomaly.gen!A on my HP G72-C55DX Windows 7 notebook, over and over again. There is some talk in the Microsoft Security Essentials help area about it possibly being a false positive, but I want more information before I accept a best-guess answer about "Severe" threat that is "dangerous and executes commands from an attacker."
Microsoft Security Essentials says it's here:
file\preload\base.wim->(Image7328)\Program Files (x86)\HP Games\ (last part of this line removed so this form would let me post)
I've normally been a build-your-own person, so I have some basic questions about recovery partitions. I haven't even looked in there.
Is it possible to delete games from the recovery partition?
If not, is there anything wrong with deleting the whole D drive? Other needing to do a fresh backup without it, I mean.
Could I still restore a backup that is taken without the D drive being present... or does what's in D include whatever tells Microsoft my installation of Windows is genuine?
Otherwise, I have OS install discs that are not OEM.
02-08-2012 04:22 PM
Its a false positive, I see this for many scanners, HP games uses Wild Tangent which is considered spyware by most scanners, but is in essence harmless.
Make your recovery discs, then it is ok to delete the D partition.
W7 recovery discs
Vista Recovery discs