#1 By: Chris Hoffman, January 20th, 2014 04:04
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.
#2 By: Naman Sood, January 20th, 2014 05:59
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.
#4 By: Mathew Kirschbaum, January 20th, 2014 14:47
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.
#5 By: system, January 30th, 2014 04:04
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