False Positive

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPEOther

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 update 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 or file, you may choose to exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

More scanning & removal options

More information on the 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 or file contains code or behavior that is similar to known harmful files. This is especially likely if the program or file uses compression or protection techniques, or is spread using a distribution method, that are commonly used by harmful files.

Latest False Positive Notices
  • Gen:Variant.Johnnie.27178: (17 July 2017) This detection unintentionally triggered on game-related files. This issue was resolved with the 2017-07-16_18 database update released at 2309hrs UTC on 16th July 2017.
  • Trojan.LNK.Poweliks.2.Gen: (12 July 2017) This detection unintentionally triggered on certain LNK shortcut files. This issue was resolved with the 2017-07-11_10 database update released at 1735hrs UTC on 11th July 2017.
  • Gen:Variant.MSILPerseus.109749: (7 July 2017) This detection unintentionally triggered on a file download application. This issue was resolved with the 2017-07-06_14 database update released at 2053hrs UTC on 6 July 2017.
  • Gen:Variant.Graftor.367646 : (26 May 2017) This detection unintentionally triggered on Steam game files. This issue was resolved with the 2017-05-25_12 database update released at 1455hrs UTC on 25th May 2017.
  • Trojan.Script.743647: (23 May 2017) This detection unintentionally triggered on certain legitimate JavaScript files. This issue was resolved with the 2017-05-23_01 database update released at 0412hrs UTC on 23rd May 2017.

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