Windows 10: Getting "Misleading:Win32/Decyste"


  1. Posts : 1,029
    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 17713
       19 Nov 2017 #1

    Getting "Misleading:Win32/Decyste"


    Getting "Misleading:Win32/Decyste"

    Is this a false positive?
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  2. Borg 386's Avatar
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    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       19 Nov 2017 #2

    It looks like the program has various names that come up doing a search, but they all point to a system cleaner that makes fake claims about your OS supposedly needing fixing.

    This misleading program makes fake claims about files on your PC.
    Just to be sure, D/L & run Malwarebytes to see if it finds anything & if it does, remove it.
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  3. Posts : 1,029
    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 17713
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       19 Nov 2017 #3

    Borg 386 said: View Post
    It looks like the program has various names that come up doing a search, but they all point to a system cleaner that makes fake claims about your OS supposedly needing fixing.



    Just to be sure, D/L & run Malwarebytes to see if it finds anything & if it does, remove it.
    I'll try Malwarebytes later
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  4. Posts : 1,029
    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 17713
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       20 Nov 2017 #4

    Ran Malwarebytes.

    Misleading:Win32/Decyste doesn't show

    But PUP.Optional.WinYahoo does.
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  5. Borg 386's Avatar
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       21 Nov 2017 #5

    fjk61011 said: View Post
    Ran Malwarebytes.

    Misleading:Win32/Decyste doesn't show

    But PUP.Optional.WinYahoo does.
    If Malwarebytes doesn't find it that's usually a good sign, but there are always new variants of malware coming out. That doesn't necessarily mean something isn't there just because it didn't find it. Or indeed it could be a false positive.

    I'm guessing Defender is the one making this find? The sites say Defender finds it & removes it.

    If you want to take it up a step to a more aggressive scanner, you can try Norton Power Eraser. Just be sure to read the documentation.

    Norton Power Eraser uses our most aggressive scanning technology to eliminate threats that traditional virus scanning doesn’t always detect, so you can get your PC back. Because Norton Power Eraser is an aggressive virus removal tool, it may mark a legitimate program for removal. However, you can always undo the results of a scan. It can also help detect and remove Potentially Unwanted Programs.


    For instructions on using Norton Power Eraser, see the tutorial.
    Norton Power Eraser | Free Tool | Easily remove scamware that traditional virus scanning can’t detect.
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