Threat Description

False Positive


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


A legitimate file was inadvertently detected as 'infected', 'malicious' or 'suspicious' (also known as a False Positive or a False Alarm).



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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
  • Win95.cih.299: This file signature was unintentionally triggered during download of the 2014-07-18_06 database update. This issue was resolved with the 2014-07-19_02 database update released at 1550hrs UTC on 19th July 2014.
  • Trojan:W32/Febipos: This detection, which was released only to Beta program users at 0409hrs UTC on 8th July 2014, unintentionally triggered on a number of legitimate files. The detection was removed and this issue was resolved with the 2014-07-08_03 database update released to Beta program users at 0809hrs UTC of the same day.
  • Trojan:js/kilim.o: First released in database update 2014-02-13_03 on 1841hrs UTC on 13th February 2014, this detection unintentionally triggered on a number of legitimate files. This detection was removed in the following database update; it was subsequently modified and the issue resolved with the 2014-02-13_05 database update, released 2137hrs UTC on the same day.
  • Gen:variant.barys.835: This generic signature unintentionally triggered on a recently released computer game. This issue was resolved with the 2014-01-15_01 database update released at 0250hrs UTC on 15th January 2014.


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