Threat Description

False Positive

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Other
Platform: W32
Aliases: False alarm

Summary


A legitimate file was inadvertently detected as 'infected', 'malicious' or 'suspicious' (also known as a False Positive or a False Alarm). Details of the database updates that contain fixes for the latest known False Positives are listed below.



Removal


False Positive Fix

In most cases, a False Positive issue is fixed in a subsequent database update; updating your F-Secure security program to use the latest database is enough to resolve the issue. Details of the update containing fixes for the latest known False Positives are listed below.

Instructions on how to check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest database update are available in Community: How do I know that I have the latest updates?

Exclusion

If you are certain that the file detected is a legitimate application file, you may alternatively choose to exclude it from future scans by the F-Secure security product.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.



Technical Details


False Positives sometimes occur if a program contains code or behavioral routines sufficiently similar to known malware to be deemed a security risk, particularly if the program uses file compression or protection utilities known to be associated with malware, or is spread through a site or distribution mechanism known to be associated with malware.

Latest False Positive Notices
  • Gen:heur.fkp.5: (updated 22 April 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered on a file related to the Steam app. This issue was resolved with the 2016-04-21_14 database update released at 0001hrs UTC on 22nd April 2016.
  • Trojan.teslacrypt.gen.4: (21 April 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered on a component of the CST Studio Suite software. This issue was resolved with the 2016-04-21_09 database update released at 1040hrs UTC on 21st April 2016.
  • Gen:variant.mazam.16: (21 April 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered on files related to the Lemonsoft software. This issue was resolved with the 2016-04-21_09 database update released at 1040hrs UTC on 21st April 2016.
  • Gen:Variant.Mikey.35195: (19 April 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered on files related to the Kodi media player. This issue was resolved with the 2016-04-19_09 database update released at 0819hrs UTC on 19th April 2016.
  • Js.downloader.nemucod.gen: (updated 19 April 2016) This detection was unintentionally triggered on files related to CRM systems. This issue was resolved with the 2016-04-16_01 database update released at 2253hrs UTC on 15th April 2016.
  • Trojan.Script.654112: (8 April 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered on a clean storage-related file. This issue was resolved with the 2016-04-08_04 database update released at 0320hrs UTC on 8th April 2016.





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