May 15, 2021

Avast Ping Virus for Node.js

Was downloading node.js dependencies from the legit site and avast pinged a threat name IDP.ALEXA.53%s_cmd in powershell.exe. I also noticed when hybrid analysis ran it on their VM that it was attempting to look up devices on the network. I’ve found a few posts about this virus tag being a false positive lately, however none have been through powershell.exe. Any help is appreciated.

https://hybrid-analysis.com/sample/73a3c4aef5de385875339fc2eb7e58a9e8a47b6161bdc6436bf78a763537be70

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