Pest Patrol false positives?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by G.Tate, Apr 13, 2005.

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  1. G.Tate

    G.Tate Guest

    Anyone around here use Pest Patrol and get these detections?

    1- CWS (coolwebsearch) in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Antispyware\gcThreatAuditSettingsData.gcd

    2- Remote Task Manager (Commercial RAT) in C:\WINDOWS\unvise32.exe

    I have done scans with many other antispyware (Adaware/Spybot/MS antispyware/Ewido/A2) and nothing was found. Thanx for help.
     
  2. Mephisto

    Mephisto Guest

    It is without a doubt the most False Positive laced scanner i have ever used, and sadly enough also one of my worst purchases. I ended up buying Spysweeper on a deal for 19.95 and Counterspy for 19.95 as well - which is about what i doled out for Pest Patrol by itself.

    Here is my latest PP scan (i do them now simply for amusement) EVERY ENTRY IS A F/P

    4/13/2005-2:36:21 AM , Detected , Ezula , Adware , File "C:\Documents and Settings\Tim\My Documents\o80p5_7497.exe" (This file is Opera 8's install exe)

    4/13/2005-2:36:24 AM , Detected , Target Saver , Adware , File "C:\Documents and Settings\Tim\My Documents\troubleshooter.exe" (This file is The Ultimate Troublshooter installer)

    4/13/2005-2:38:20 AM , Detected , CWS , Hijacker , File "C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\gcThreatAuditSettingsData.gcd" (A Counterspy Updater)

    (The following supposed Media Pass are all Windows Updates)
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00012" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00013" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00014" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00015" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00016" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00017" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00018" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00019" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00022" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00023" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:43 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00024" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00025" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00027" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00028" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00029" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00030" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00031" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00032" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00033" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00034" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00035" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00036" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00037" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00038" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00039" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00040" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00041" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00042" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00043" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00044" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00045" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00046" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00047" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00050" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00051" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00056" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00057" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00058" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00060" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00061" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00062" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00063" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00064" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00065" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00066" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00067" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00068" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00072" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00073" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00074" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00075" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00076" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00077" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00078" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00080" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00084" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00085" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00086" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00089" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00090" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00092" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00093" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00094" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00096" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00097" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00098" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00099" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00100" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00101" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00102" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00103" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00104" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00105" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00106" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00107" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00108" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00109" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00110" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00111" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00113" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:44 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00114" , 1725117934
    4/13/2005-2:38:45 AM , Detected , Media Pass , Adware , File "C:\WINDOWS\$MSI31Uninstall_KB893803$\reg00115" , 1725117934


    Last week The Ultimate Troubleshooter was flagged as Win32/SCKeyLog.20!Trojan , Key Logger I wrote to them as well as to Kelley at ATW who contacted them seperately and now its being flagged as Target Saver -nice work fellas.

    Don't delete anything it tells you to:
    1- CWS (coolwebsearch) in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Antispyware\gcThreatAuditSettingsData.gcd (Same as my Counterspy it flagged above and perfectly safe)

    2- Remote Task Manager (Commercial RAT) in C:\WINDOWS\unvise32.exe (This is a generic uninstaller used by alot of software and safe)
     
  3. meneer

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  4. G.Tate

    G.Tate Guest

    Thanx for help Mephisto. I thought they were FPs. I don't really see what
    good a program is that constantly throw up FPs. If you do get real malware
    you would probably think it another FP. If you delete real FP because you thought it malware you can really screw up computer. You just can't win with Pest Patrol.
     
  5. polyglory

    polyglory Registered Member

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    I wished I had not renewed, I personally do not have a lot of confidence in it.

    I guess its another one in the learning curve of life.
     
  6. S!x

    S!x Registered Member

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    I won't be renewing ...
    Its bad enough it has all these FP's but it's even worse that after several complaints and a few updates it still flags the same apps over and over. I only purchased it because i really thought CA would improve on the product - i wouldn't touch a CA product again after this experience and the contacts i have had with them.
     
  7. Beefcarver

    Beefcarver Registered Member

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    I think its conflicting with other programs you are running. Im a paid subscribber of Pest Patrol and my last infection was more than 7 months ago. I have been clean ever since. It has to be what you other programs you have other than this conflicting somehow.
     
  8. Mephisto

    Mephisto Guest

    Possibly ... but i am a paid subscriber as well.
    The definitions just updated again today (the 16th) and it still flags the exact same items.

    This is not running the standard scan - it's the custom scan option and selecting the whole C:/ drive.

    eTrust PestPatrol Versions Report
    This report was generated on: 4/16/2005-1:00:38 PM

    eTrust PestPatrol Version: 5. 0. 0. 0
    SDK Version: 5.6.3.5
    PPFILE.DAT Version: 4/14/2005-8:30:01 PM
    PPINFO.DAT Version: 4/14/2005-8:30:01 PM
    PPLOC.DAT Version: 4/14/2005-8:30:01 PM

    ***End Report***
     
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