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It reads data from an XML and displays it. Here are a few changes I did: Added a registry setting to allow user to start the app at Windows Startup. At page 10 you ´ll find out that McAfee, Norman and Kingsoft detected over 40 FP while Bitdefender, Avast and MS detected 4 and 5 FP only. Last edited by spks: 11-10-2012 at 09:37 PM. http://interasap.net/false-positive/antivir-false-positive.html

and yet we are seen as the bad guys from people who don't know, or don't have the needs we have ... While I can disable the resident shield, soethign else blocks the extraciton which i cannot disable. Edited 1 times. Unfortunately no matter how I tried, I couldn't find a way to code it without having it detected as trojan/downloader by at least Symantec. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/369300/avg-database-false-positive/

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this is ridicolous! There´s a note on this from an user inside their OWN forum! So now I tend to disable any AV before plugging it in (a lot easier). Spybot resident usually on but makes no difference if switched off Previously had AVG 7.5 with no troubles at all Allowed AVG 8 Free to uninstal 7.5 March 31, 2009

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one more for the exception list. Antivirus False Positive Problem However now that I've completed the app with few recent things that I added, the app is detected as virus (AVG doesn't show what kind of virus). My advice is NEVER trust them. check this link right here now Right now, I have sent the file for analysis!!!

It seems they block the SQL server right out of the box. Mcafee False Positive Nope, high percentage of false positives is sign of low quality. Viral behaviour is defined by the AV company in the antivirus software, but often viral behaviour is to try reading passwords from the system (as much malware tries to steal passwords), Tilman Says: March 11th, 2010 at 1:08 pm I am the developer of Xenu's Link Sleuth, a tool to find broken links.

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And then, the antivirus software detects the function in your software that reads passwords, and then it thinks it is some sort of evil password-stealer software, and then it classifies it http://www.howtogeek.com/180162/how-to-tell-if-a-virus-is-actually-a-false-positive/ Keep up the good work and invets in a mail filtering programme with a generic reply. False Positive Virus Detection Unfortunately, it is difficult to imagine companies that produce effective anti-virus software (which means a global task) to "waste their time" for the benefit of a relatively small group of individuals. False Negative Virus Also had a few problems with F/P's with some of your tools but it would appear that Sophos (which i work with most) doesnt pick them up.

Every third party activity taking place in the sacred chambers of the Windows shrine or when you're touching the tender bits of the OS they raise false alarms. http://interasap.net/false-positive/antivir-more-false-positives.html It helps me to irons out problems in networks and on hard drives. megablue Says: October 5th, 2009 at 3:00 pm I faced the exact problem, my legit program has been classified as trojan/virus... Besides, why do you need to make it a full trust app? Win/blacked Virus

Pete Says: September 4th, 2009 at 4:17 pm How about lobbying the anti-virus/malware testing organisations to include false positives as a negative in their testing? Copyright © 2006-2017 How-To Geek, LLC All Rights Reserved

Get exclusive articles before everybody else. Symantec was better. this content This time, I clicked on the SONAR details, and to Norton's 360 credit I saw the option to ignore this so called "threat" and ignore it in future scans.

analyser Says: October 31st, 2009 at 10:50 am @Juan AV companies doesn't need to have source code.. Trojan:win32/rundas!plock False Positive I call BS since I had that too with AVG, installed MSE and it found nothing. You may want to contact antivirus companies such as AVG and see what can be done, and if they can "whitelist" your application. (AVG - Report a false positive) Submitting false

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Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. dbur Says: September 4th, 2009 at 10:14 am I've been using a simple a time sync prog for about 15 years (AtomicClockSync). Leaving a note here in case others have more information, either that its not a false positive or for others who are getting the same error/report. have a peek at these guys I have uninstalled Ashampoo Firewall and switched MS Firewall on and AVG updates without any problem.

The firewall warns me that I'm then not protected until I restart. Even the "Kaspersky removal tool" is detected as a trojan by Mcafee. Antivirus companies don't care that they block their own customers that want to recover their own passwords, and they don't care that they may cause their customer to think that I'm Eduuu Says: October 14th, 2009 at 8:12 pm Antivirus softwares just exist to leave your system slower.

A case like this could easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even when I find the method to report about a false alert, deeply in their Web site, most of the companies don't answer the requests at all or simply send an GamingAwesome1 View Public Profile Search User Find More Posts by GamingAwesome1 Find Threads by GamingAwesome1 11-10-2012, 04:52 PM #11 Fellaj Join Date: Dec 2010 Reputation: 9 Posts: 69 I getting the keys out of the old and more or less crapped windows installation - and almost before I start produKey I'm told that this MUST be a generic virus trojan

Password is: avg1 Despite what your tech people have said, these files don NOT contain a virus, they are legitimate password recovery tools. Tom Says: December 14th, 2009 at 10:23 am I recently contacted AVG reference the 'Trojan' false positives, amazingly they have said that they will change the detection to 'potentially unwanted program'. That way I can use the software, but still be safe.

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Its too bad the customers can't file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission over that kind of behavior from computer software makers - or can we? Wait for a couple of minutes. 9. They also added a commend to this post, it's recommended to read it too. Then I downloaded them and stored them all on a flash drive.

Send it over to http://www.virustotal.com and see if other scanners show the same result. and everything is fine. One should consider the source where they get a file. Out of curiosity I checked and the file was also "infected" by McAfee or some other program they had at the time.