MS anti-spyware false positive??

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Acadia, Apr 21, 2005.

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  1. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    With today's latest update, MS anti-spyware appears to be picking up SpywareBlaster as a false postive on both mine and my wife's pc, anyone else?

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  2. Bubba

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    Just did a scan due to a related thread in the Spywareblaster Forum....and after updating to the Definition Version: 5709 (4/21/2005 8:23:59 PM)....nothing was found.

    What version of Spywareblaster are you using ?
     
  3. Acadia

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    Yeah, Bubba, after reading the thread that you pointed out, it is the same file on our pc's that MS is stating is spyware, unins000.exe; MS is saying it is a hijacker if I remember correctly ... must indeed be a false positive.

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  4. Bubba

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    Oh I'm almost positive it's a False positive....but I'm scratching me head wondering why I didn't get a False positive with version 5709 also :doubt:

    Win2000 SP4 and Spywareblaster 3.3 here....if it matters.
     
  5. Acadia

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    Hmmmm, I'm using XP instead of 2000.

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    I'm getting the presumed false positive with todays Giant update 5709, using spywareblaster 3.3 and XP. Giant identifies the spywareblaster uninstaller unins000.exe as NS Keylogger. I ignored it.
     
  7. clrwtr001

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    OK, it is noted that is was a false positive, and that the new definitions update fixes it.

    I allowed it to put it in quarantine. Does the new defintion automatically take it out of quarantine, or do I have to do it manually? I would check it myself, but circumstances make this impossible for a couple of days for me. I'd like to know before that if anyone knows. Thanks........
     
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