"Tool.Win32.Reboot"



Mathieu
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Hi,

"My antivirus Kaspersky Pro V5.0 found a "virus" named "Tool.Win32.Reboot"
or Tool.WinCap.Reboot" but the recommended action is to ignore it ?

I have Windows XP Home
Can I delete the files without risks or does anybody know how can I get rid
of it

Thanx

Mathieu

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
From: "Mathieu" <Mathieu@discussions.microsoft.com>

| Hi,
|
| "My antivirus Kaspersky Pro V5.0 found a "virus" named "Tool.Win32.Reboot"
| or Tool.WinCap.Reboot" but the recommended action is to ignore it ?
|
| I have Windows XP Home
| Can I delete the files without risks or does anybody know how can I get rid
| of it
|
| Thanx
|
| Mathieu

Yes.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Galen
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
In news:88F9FD1D-7996-4E71-995E-EB091F2B6538@microsoft.com,
Mathieu <Mathieu@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Hi,
>
> "My antivirus Kaspersky Pro V5.0 found a "virus" named
> "Tool.Win32.Reboot" or Tool.WinCap.Reboot" but the recommended action
> is to ignore it ?
>
> I have Windows XP Home
> Can I delete the files without risks or does anybody know how can I
> get rid of it
>
> Thanx
>
> Mathieu

It's not a virus, it's riskware in that there's potentially unwanted actions
that can be taken with it.

You can delete it but it might be a part of a program that you want to keep
so the choice is up to you. See here for more information:

http://www.viruslist.com/en/viruses/encyclopedia?virusid=63837

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Axel Pettinger
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Mathieu wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> "My antivirus Kaspersky Pro V5.0 found a "virus" named
> "Tool.Win32.Reboot" or Tool.WinCap.Reboot" but the recommended action
> is to ignore it ?

That's because it's only a tool, and *not* malicious software.
Install packages often have such a program to reboot the computer at the
end of the installation. The reason why it is detected by some anti
virus scanners is that that tools is sometimes also used by trojan
packages.

> I have Windows XP Home
> Can I delete the files without risks or does anybody know how can I
> get rid of it

Depending on the directory/folder where it was found you should or
should not delete it. Where was it found ...?

Regards,
Axel Pettinger

Crouchie1998
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
What is the filename that is detected?

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE


"Tool.Win32.Reboot"