PUA.JS.Xored do you have an official answer to this?

Asked by Richard Melvin Lodge on 2012-07-26

After dumping the contents of an external 500GB hard disk onto my computer's 250GB hard disk, I ran ClamTK which came up with 39 infected files (out of tens of thousands). I have looked on the web but they seem to think it is a False + . an advertisement on thetechgame site offered a cleaning process, but wondered if UBUNTU themselves had an solution. The infected files seem to be connected with Firefox. I have studied a screenshot of the reported files and can maybe see a possible thread running through them. I can just delete the lot, but wondered if you have an answer?
Richard Lodge

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Best samuel (samuel-h) said : #1

I think pua only stands for pottentially unwanted application, and is therefore not a serious threat, not sure whether you should delete them or not though

Thank you for the answer. I have already deleted them. The files which were flagged were some pages from library books I had copied (for reference only) "How Computers Work", and "Reverse Engineering". A file named "How to get to MVH" was a map I had downloaded on how to get to Mount Vernon Hospital in north London, where my daughter was being treated for cancer at beginning of this year. The others were files I had downloaded from the local Planning dept. about an application to build 92 houses in Langley lane. I can see how someone might have made a connection between some of the words.
Thanks again. Richard Lodge

Question answered OK. Many thanks. Richard Lodge