Threat Description

Other:​W32/Zone.Identifier

Details

Aliases: Other:​W32/Zone.Identifier, Zone.Identifier
Category: Malware
Type: Other
Platform: W32

Summary



A program which does not easily fit into any other malware category.



Removal



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Technical Details



Other:W32/Zone.Identifier is a stream generated by Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook when saving files to the local disk from different security zones. It is not a malicious program.

We do get occasional enquiries about this issue as many Windows XP files have an invisible stream by this name. The typical content of such file would be:

  • [ZoneTransfer] ZoneId=3

Existence of Zone.Identifier stream on some files is normal, and as such is of not a cause for concern.






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