Last Updated on Saturday, 09 February 2013 22:14 Tuesday, 04 October 2011 13:39
Viruses most often use same file names as that are found in legitimate software. Sometimes viruses are bundled along with installers of legitimate software if downloaded from unsafe websites. So while analyzing the virus, you will see names of both legitimate software as well as virus files. This does not cast doubts on the legitimate software itself.
In case there is a file which is present both in a legitimate program as well as a virus on a computer, then use programs like the Windows Defender or SysInternals Process Explorer to differentiate between them.
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