defender false positive

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by melboy, Jun 20, 2008.

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  1. melboy

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    Windows Defender removed SpywareBlaster citing spywareblaster.exe as:
    Trojan win32/agent.
    threat: severe
    advice: remove harmful software
     
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  2. ronjor

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  3. melboy

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    thanks for the link, submitted!

    i've got round it temporarly by adding Spyareblaster.exe in the do not scan this location part of defender under options
     
  4. ronjor

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    Good deal.
     
  5. melboy

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    Quick reply from Microsoft!:D

    ~Private communication removed. According to Microsoft, the FP has been corrected and the update to the definitions will include the fix. - Ron~
     
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  6. ronjor

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    Thanks for the feedback melboy. :)
     
  7. melboy

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    no problem!:D
     
  8. cuncle39

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    Still no correction at this hour. Maybe tomorrow!
     
  9. crofty

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    Hi all

    I have just manually updated "Windows Defender"), with definition version 1.35.628.0.
    I no longer get any alerts from Windows defender.

    Cheers
     
  10. ahulett

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    We're in the process of updating our products' definitions to correct this issue. You should be able to pull new Forefront and Windows Defender definitions that no longer detect SpywareBlaster either via Windows Update / Microsoft Update or direct from our security portal at http://www.microsoft.com/av

    Aaron
     
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  11. cuncle39

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    Thanks Aaron, just downloaded definitions version 1.35.628.0 via the portal and ran a quick scan. No problems!!
     
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