False Positives

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    Telos
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    I thought it might be useful to begin a thread on false positives. Here’s one… QOwnNotes… responsible developer, frequently updated.

    Got this today…

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    Telos
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    Simple DNSCrypt update to v0.7

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    gorblimey
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    Telos: Simple DNSCrypt update to v0.7

    Yes, well. It is a .bat, so one black mark… Actually that’s an automatic deal-breaker for me. And then there’s the hex string in braces: is that a registry key? Second black mark 🙁

    I’m assuming this was part of a Task Scheduler script, but I admit it’s only a guess as no evidence has been provided.

    I threw out Zemana Free for using a–sort of–similar update methodology. Responsible devs don’t use inconsistent file paths/names, known malware vectors like .bat, or registry keys.

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    Telos
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    Ant Download Manager…

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    Telos
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    VideoRedo TVSuite v6 installer…

    Just FYI… WhiteList Cloud scans are quite slow… 20-30 seconds… some I skip due to scan delay.

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