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Author Topic: False Positives?  (Read 4761 times)


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False Positives?
« on: August 02, 2008, 04:57:22 PM »
Today, I downloaded a-squared Anti-Malware 3.5 through giveawayoftheday.com. Strangely, it detected AutoClip and NoStrayClicks as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.brh. During the scan, Avira AntiVir detected GoneIn60s as TR/Agent.206999.P Trojan.

Maybe we should contact a-squared and/or Avira...

EDIT: a-squared Anti-Malware 3.5 also detects OSD Mute as Backdoor.Win32.Shark.ks...
« Last Edit: August 02, 2008, 05:52:54 PM by choicefresh »


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Re: False Positives?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 10:59:43 PM »
yes, it's a sad state of events where security apps have descended into fear mongering. i wrote OSD Mute and even compiled the program without any UPX compression to avoid false alarms. please test the programs at an online AV website such as virusscan.jotti.org (which includes A-Squared among its scanner) and post the results here.

in fact, another of my program CopyCap was deleted by AVG (on my own PC) recently before i could post it at the forums.

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