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
  • Trojan.Generic.17922353: (04 August 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered on a temporary file. This issue was resolved with the 2016-08-03_16 database update released at 2011hrs UTC on 3rd August 2016.
  • Gen:variant.Razy.81493: (22 July 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered on enterprise resource planning software. This issue was resolved with the 2016-07-21_02 database update released at 1107hrs UTC on 21st July 2016.
  • Trojan.generic.17723065: (18 July 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered on backup software. This issue was resolved with the 2016-07-16_14 database update released at 1817hrs UTC on 16th July 2016.
  • Trojan:HTML/Kovter.C: (updated 11 July 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered when visiting certain websites. This issue was resolved with the 2016-07-06_05 database update released at 0528hrs UTC on 6th July 2016.
  • Trojan.Generic.17536687: (4 July 2016) This detection unintentionally triggered on DLL files associated with a Steam game. This issue was resolved with the 2016-07-03_13 database update released at 1623hrs UTC on 3rd July 2016.





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