Win32/PSW.Lineage.DN/ PWS-Lineage virus Message

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Marz, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Marz

    Marz Guest

    I was hoping that someone could either answer this question or direct me to a
    place where I could find an answer in another forum. I thought this was a
    good place to start.

    I have a PC game called Air Conflicts on my Dell Inspiron 1501 running Vista
    Home Premium.

    There have been a couple of times recently when my MS Calendar interrupted
    the game by popping up an event reminder. Then, I get the following message:

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    Remove the Win32/PSW.Lineage.DN/ PWS-Lineage virus from your computer
    This problem was caused by Win32/PSW.Lineage.DN/ PWS-Lineage, a known
    computer virus.

    To prevent this problem from occurring again, install and run an up-to-date
    antivirus program on your computer.

    (etc.)
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    I use McAfee on my Dell laptop. It came with the laptop.
    I have kept it up-to-date and do a weekly scan.
    I did not find anything in last week's scan.

    After I got that message about the virus I immediately ran another full scan
    using McAfee and nothing was found.

    I have read in another website's forum that this is a known "false positive"
    issue - known by Microsoft. But, I haven't been able to find much of
    anything on a Microsoft website to confirm this.

    Since this is a message about a virus, I am taking it seriously.
    What is my next step since McAfee didn't find anything?
    I do not have any strange behavior on my computer. I was going to find
    another virus scan program, but I am surprised that McAfee didn't catch this
    virus - which is why I am leaning towards a "false positive".
     
    Marz, Jan 20, 2010
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  2. Marz

    Marz Guest

    I also posted this on the MS Answers page here:

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...y/thread/12544966-87ad-425d-b079-067aa99f4658

    I received a list of Microsoft sites to view. One of them had a downloadable
    Malware scan app, which I ran.

    The MS downloadable scan app did not find anything on my computer.
    It ended and listed malicious software ranging from Win32/Alcan to Win32
    Zuten and Win32/Banker.

    There are a number of other links listed on this answer page.
     
    Marz, Jan 23, 2010
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