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I keep getting a notification from Trend Micro that it has blocked mshta.exe.IS this a virus, if so why does trend micro not remove it.
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john.charles

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Posted 4 months ago

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Hi john.charles,

Can you verify the location of the mshta.exe file that is being detected by Trend Micro? 

The legitimate file should be located at he legitimate Mshta.exe will be found at C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe. 

There are instances that a virus uses names similar to a legitimate windows file and place in other folders in an attempt to fool you into thinking it is a good file. 

If it is located on a different location then try to manually delete it.

Please inform us if the issue is resolved by this.

Thanks,
Jedi