chrishoffman — 2014-01-20T04:04:45-05:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/180162/how-to-tell-if-a-virus-is-actually-a-false-positive/
A false positive is a mistake that happens occasionally — the antivirus thinks a download is harmful when it’s actually safe. But malicious people may try to trick you into downloading malware with this assurance.
nsdcars5 — 2014-01-20T05:59:50-05:00 — #2
False positives often contain the word "generic" or something. Not always, but if the provider is reliable and Norton says it's Win32.Generic or something, it might be fine.
thejrcrafter — 2014-01-20T14:47:02-05:00 — #4
If I find software that is reported as untrustworthy, I've always got Sandboxie or Virtualbox to run it in. That way I can use the software, but still be safe.
system — 2014-01-30T04:04:47-05:00 — #5
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