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It has come to our attention that certain executable files related to Google Earth's installation are falsely detected by F-Secure Anti-Virus as "Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.DSM" with the anti-virus updates published on January 21, 2008. The false alarm issue will be addressed with update 2008-01-21_02. We are very sorry for any possible inconvenience that this false alarm might have caused to any of our customers.


Please confirm that your automatic updates has received 2008-01-21_02. If not, you may exclude the file from Real-time Scanning. Instructions for exclusions can be found through this link:

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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