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A "false positive" is defined as when the anti-malware software detected a problem, but it wasn't actually malicious. There is no surefire direct simple process that will 100% rule out a false positive. If there were, we would automate that technique, and make that part of the anti-malware software. So the answer to your question, "Is there any manual ...


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I ended up using savscan by Sophos. This command line tool was able to achieve what I was after, with no configuration needed and it's free!


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It's important to note that "hooks" for AV software are actually just attack vectors that a virus would normally use to infect your system. Android's (and iOS's) lack of these hooks is actually a good thing. Rooting (or jailbreaking) a mobile device actually allows apps to bypass the sandbox that exists for normal apps that don't require root access. The ...


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On OS X, with system administrator access, you can install kernel extensions (kexts; for example, device drivers are typically kexts), which load and run as part of the kernel, with all the privileges of the kernel (which is everything). So Yes, on OS X, there's basically nothing that anti-malware or other security software can't do. Smartphone OSes are ...


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I tried removing it from the control panel and it says I am not allowed to remove this program at this time? Use the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR). Instruction below. How to uninstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool Intel Security recommends that you uninstall your McAfee home user products ...


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If you are looking to clean your PC - this is a good solution: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/portable Will clear out cache/internet temp files and tune things up. If you use the standard settings it will clear all your passwords from browsers so be warned - you can deselect this tickbox when running the application. You can also check ...


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That's because your antivirus software is attacking you via a man-in-the-middle attack. Or at least that's the possibility I'll talk about below. People have downvoted this answer and demanded evidence for my claims. Fortunately, someone already added links in the comments. Kaspersky, Bitdefender (see next mention of the word "Bitdefender"), and avast! do ...


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I have decided to use EV code signing certificate, which will give reputation to my products automatically and some Antivirus vendors promised that false positive error wont affect EV code signed exes.


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Windows defender will surely not be deleting any of your personal files (unless you're a hacker and all your files are viruses). Many others have had this problem and you don't see anything in the History tab because Windows defender keeps detecting the same virus only in a different locations, and so does not make a history entry. If you are really into ...


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You should be safe. You told your computer not to run the file. Note that I did say, "should be". I didn't say, "are". Why? Because there is an ongoing battle between malware authors and people trying to protect computers. So things don't always happen as one would hope. A virus is a program. That means it is a series of steps. You can think of a ...



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