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This is one of the major issues faced by antivirus programs. They can give false positive to anything you can possibly think of, apart from the most famous programs and sites. In fact, they are some examples when some antivirus programs detected the most trusted sites as malware. Also, they can be corrupted and hijacked as well. A few years back this was ...


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... Often antivirus programs trigger a false alarm that a certain file is corrupted or infected. My question is that how common is that There are detailed tests at https://www.av-comparatives.org/testmethod/false-alarm-tests/. The results differ between vendors and time but on average can be said that the higher the detection rate (true positive) the ...


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Anti Virus's will generally rely on their own threat intelligence networks as well as 3rd parties sharing their threat reports. If an Anti Virus identifies a website as malicious it is most likely because the website was involved in suspicious activity. As mentioned in the comment by camp0, VirusTotal is a great way to evaluate a URL if it is potentially ...


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I believe that they send the files, the reason I think they do is because in the past there was a site that was well known for not sending the files. It was most known by malware builders, their owners end up with problems with justice accused of helping malicious actors and allowing them to tune their malware, basically partners in crime. You can search ...


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So, I've had the same problem all day and i've been trying to find out how to remove whats happening. I logged into a spare account that I previously made that had Administrator Privileges and I got into safe mode. By the looks of it, in safe mode the latest version of Malwarebytes (Version 3.8.3 Free) picked the virus up. This has allowed me to log into my ...


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The assumption behind "rules based" detection of malware is that malware often behave in a certain manner that would be anomalous for clean, legitimate programs. Examples of rules or behavior that may tell a a system is infected by malware are below. A system process that drops various malware executables (e.g: Dropper) A system process that reaches out to ...


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