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TrojanKiller = lots of false positives

Discussion in 'Malware Help - MG (A Specialist Will Reply)' started by On edge, May 27, 2009.

  1. On edge

    On edge Corporal

    I recently downloaded trojan killer 2 (I think it was freeware before), and ran a deep scan with heuristics after updating the definitions. As far as I can tell, it reported over 30 false threats/suspicions. But have a look:

    To be fair, I ran it Sandboxed (with Sandboxie) because I was testing it, but I don't think that matters. (Now I can just empty the Sandbox and it's gone without leaving any crap on my system proper).

    In any case, let me know if you see something real on the list. The first entry is a "vbAccelerator Image List Control" (file desciption), and the second one is a "Broadcom Wireless Utility" (control panel extension). The rest are from programs I know and more or less trust.
  2. chaslang

    chaslang MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert Staff Member

    Many heuristic scanners have false positive issues. These fit into that category. The way they get fixed is when users report them to the designers. Otherwise they don't get fixed. ;)

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