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  • I'm just interested in its meaning. What does "!rfn" mean?
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:09 AM

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  • If you are referring to the user names used to post spam in the forums, or to post spam Wiki articles, the user name often is just random jibberish with no meaning. Sometimes you can tell the name is based on adjacent keys on a standard keyboard.

    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:22 PM
  • Thanks for the answer. I'm not sure if that answered my question (maybe), but I didn't mean that in forums. I mean something like this:

    https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Trojan:Win32/Dorv.B!rfn

    You can see the "!rfn" extension behind the virus definition name.

    Excuse me if I posted this in the wrong category, but I couldn't find one relating to Windows Defender.

    :)
    • Edited by Bassie-1995 Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:39 PM
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:39 PM
  • You should ask in a Microsoft Answers/Community forum, such as this one on viruses and malware:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum

    The Answers forums are on a different platform, so I cannot move this thread there. You will need to ask your question again. On the page I linked select "Participate" near the top and select "Ask a Question" from the pulldown menu. Sorry for the inconvenience.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:54 PM
  • No problem, thanks!
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 3:46 PM