True Positive at Prevx database?

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  1. GabolaN

    GabolaN Registered Member

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    Hi there

    I found on Prevx database the folowwing file:



    http://www.prevx.com/filenames/993880321557136888-0/MSNCLEANER2EEXE.html



    If we are talking about the anti-malware tool, wich is in fact called MSNCleaner.exe, it´s surely a false positive. I run a EDGE scan today and the program didn´t found the MSNCLEANER.EXE, so I strongly recomend to up-to-date that file on the database.


    Cheers


    EDIT: Is "True positive" correct? How should it be? In spanish we know these phrases as "Falsos positivos" and "Falsos Negativos". Many thanks.-
     
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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Hello,
    Some infections use the same filename as legitimate programs - we have thousands of programs named "MSNCleaner.exe", the database just picks the best match which currently seems to be malicious.

    If you do encounter a MSNCleaner.exe which is found by Edge or CSI that you think is clean, please let us know.
     
  3. GabolaN

    GabolaN Registered Member

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    Right. Many thanks, I passed EDGE on the true malware tool and didnt detected, so everithing was just OK. I´ll keep informing you if I find something wrong.

    Have a nice day an many thanks


    EDIT: Is "True positive" correct? How should it be? In spanish we know these phrases as "Falsos positivos" and "Falsos Negativos"
     
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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    If a program is really not malicious but is found as malicious, that is considered a false positive. If a program is malicious but is not found as malicious, that is considered a false negative.

    Hope that helps :D
     
  5. GabolaN

    GabolaN Registered Member

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    Really helpfull! Done, phrases added to my english dictionary xD
     
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