1.    11 Feb 2016 #1
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    Lots of false positives with WD lately


    This is becoming pretty annoying.

    As of late WD is reporting a lot of apps I have laying around as some virus.

    Anyone?

    If WD keeps reporting false positives I may consider swapping my AV for another one, even if I hate AVAST, AVG and the such with passion.
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  2.    11 Feb 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    This is becoming pretty annoying.

    As of late WD is reporting a lot of apps I have laying around as some virus.

    Anyone?

    If WD keeps reporting false positives I may consider swapping my AV for another one, even if I hate AVAST, AVG and the such with passion.
    What Apps?

    What Definition version are you on?
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  3.    11 Feb 2016 #3
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    I am using latest definitions.

    Apps affected:

    WSUSOffline updates generator executable
    Also, some old portable version of Norton WinDoctor I had laying around since a long time.
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  4.    15 Feb 2016 #4
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    Sorry to hear about this problem? Have you done any configuration changes to WD? I only ask as I have mine heavily edited on the family PC through group policy to observe more things as I know they are less savvy on the computer and I don't have any false positives.

    Are you also marking the false positives as you are notified? If so do they continue to populate after the fact?

    I understand your dislike for other AV's as they try to include to much more then just an AV which can get annoying (AVAST is famous for this). If anything look into Malwarebytes, but I would like to help you figure out your WD issues as I have not seen this problem and I run a lot of software that I am surprised it has not flagged them.

    Could you specify several of the last false positives so we can look for a pattern? I see you mentioned a Norton product which is know that most AV's don't play well together and honestly Norton has always bothered me as how it intergrates with the OS feels like a virus to me (I know it is not). Then just mark the other as a false positive. Honestly two false positives I would hardly go out to say you have a lot of false positives.
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  5.    15 Feb 2016 #5
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    You can submit those FP's to Microsoft directly.

    Submit a sample - Microsoft Malware Protection Center
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  6.    16 Feb 2016 #6
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    I posted a link above, WSUS offline main exe was detected as possible malware.

    WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection

    I also deleted that old Norton Windoctor Portable I had laying around. Not needed anymore.

    I am now running Qihoo 360 TSE.

    PS - I think the main culprit is behavioural analysis. Not a big issue since most AVs usually want to play safe and throw a lot of FP on the user.
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  7.    16 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    I posted a link above, WSUS offline main exe was detected as possible malware.:
    Use WUMT instead then.

    The only false positives I get from Windows Defender are when I know exactly what they are. Never otherwise.

    It is like Nanny scolding you - "I know what you are doing there young man"
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  8.    17 Feb 2016 #8
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    Thanks. I will check that wumnt thing...
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