Kaspersky flags TCPIP.SYS as Malware

Published: 2013-10-25
Last Updated: 2013-10-25 17:41:34 UTC
by Rob VandenBrink (Version: 1)
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One of our readers has alerted us to the fact that Kaspersky AV has identified tcpip.sys as malware on his Windows 7 32bit hosts - the file is flagged as "HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic"

Fortunately, Microsoft's Windows File Protection feature ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222193 ) prevented it from quarantining this critical file, but his end users were all treated to the error message (both from the AV and from the OS I'm guessing)

His version of Kaspersky is the OEM Checkpoint version, but it appears to be a Kaspersky issue, not Checkpoint specific.

Kaspersky has verified ( https://twitter.com/kaspersky/status/393777843341393920 )  that this is resolved in their latest update.  If you're seeing this issue, get your AV to "phone home" for the fix!


Rob VandenBrink

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