October 13, 2021

Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen from downloaded PDF—chances laptop infected?

I downloaded a PDF from a website, and then uploaded it to VirusTotal like I usually do. It came out positive for Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen. Uploaded the file to Hybrid-Analysis, which also came up positive.

Here are the analysis reports:

[https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/2ff18c26d69e9ec5d93fd1ebe30d6ab669c4ac5816a298c28d94820abb22aff4/detection](https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/2ff18c26d69e9ec5d93fd1ebe30d6ab669c4ac5816a298c28d94820abb22aff4/detection)

**[See bottom of page for Hybrid-Analysis]**

[https://www.hybrid-analysis.com/sample/2ff18c26d69e9ec5d93fd1ebe30d6ab669c4ac5816a298c28d94820abb22aff4](https://www.hybrid-analysis.com/sample/2ff18c26d69e9ec5d93fd1ebe30d6ab669c4ac5816a298c28d94820abb22aff4)

I’m on macOS. I didn’t open the file, but downloaded it to my desktop.

*Any chances at all my computer might have gotten infected? What do I need to do?*

Comments

EndangeredPootis

Its just 1 engine, and a never heard of before one aswell, and hybrid-analysis will flag absolutely everything as malicious/suspicious, you should always look at what its actually being flagged for, and if you dont know how to interpret the results you probably shouldnt use these analysis sites.

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