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    yarok Guest

    Default FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    Apologies for the cross posting.

    Hi,

    Just downloaded antispyware definitions file 525.

    It found what I believe to be a false positive:

    Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus

    RegistryKey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\Component Categories\{56FFCC30-D398-11d0-B2AE-00A0C908FA49}
    RegistryKey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    RegistryKey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\V xD
    RegistryKey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Administrative Tools

    WHY I BELIEVE IT IS A FALSE POSITIVE

    1. I scanned the registry with Adaware, AVG, and NAV. It's clean.

    2. No other security software heard of this malware Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus

    3. The first registry key is often misidentified as a false positive in other security products (Google for it):

    RegistryKey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\Component Categories\{56FFCC30-D398-11d0-B2AE-00A0C908FA49}

    4. ZAP Antispyware found no appliaction installed on my computer - only registry keys.

    Can anyone alert Tech Support?

    Many thanks.

    Yarok

    Operating System:
    Windows XP Pro
    Product Name:
    ZoneAlarm Pro
    Software Version:
    6.5

    Message Edited by yarok on 11-15-200610:39 AM

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro
    Software Version:6.5

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    Default Re: FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    Hi

    You will have to do the reporting to Zone labs, since this is not a Zone Labs technical forum and just a Zone Alarm users forum. None of us work for Zone labs.

    Report this using this form>

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...are_report.jsp

    Oldsod
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    yarok Guest

    Default Re: FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    Oldsod, didn't mean to offend you by implying that you work for ZoneAlarm. My apologies.

    NEED TO KNOW

    Did anyone else have the same problem/false positive?

    Have a nice day.

    Yarok

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    yarok Guest

    Default Re: FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    UPDATE

    Ran ZAP 6.1 Antispyware on an old laptop, Windows 98, not connected to the Internet since 2002 and nothing new installed on it since 2001.

    Got the same results.

    Now I am convinced it is a false positive. WinAntiVirus didn't even exist back in 2001-2.

    Yarok

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    zerobreeze Guest

    Default Re: FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    Recieved the same error, and like you believe it to be a false positive.
    I spent some time looking for the keys to delete if you were going to remove it manually and found none (From Symantec removal instructions).
    Ran multiple spyware programs and like you
    found nothing as well. (A-squared, Spy Bot, Adaware and a full Bitdefender 9 system scan)
    Have you been plagued by pop-ups, which are a part on WinAntiVirus?
    I had not recieved any before this message from ZAP.
    If you get a response tech support please post it here I will do the same!

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    yarok Guest

    Default Re: FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    Not a shred of a hint of a pop-up and not a trace of WinAntiVirus anywhere (program files, Windows system32, registry, etc.)

    I had the same result on my long defunct laptop (see message with details in this thread).

    Will keep you posted.

    Yarok

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    Default Re: FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    Hi yarok

    I never took any offense. Thank you for your politeness and courtesy. Very much appreciated!

    I just meant that you yourself will have to send the false positive to Zone Labs.

    Oldsod
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    yarok Guest

    Default Re: FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    Just received this from Tech Support;

    Hello,

    Yes, we do believe that it is a false-positive. We are working on an
    update that will fix this issue as soon as possible.

    Regards,
    Zone Labs.

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    coxey Guest

    Default Re: FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    Thanks Yarok for bothering to post your info.
    I had exactly the same problem this morning, and you have saved me a lot of time trying to figure it out.
    coxey
    (W98).

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    karsten Guest

    Default Re: FALSE POSITIVE Win32.Application.Adware.WinAntiVirus?

    Same Problem here on 2 Computers. I also think it is a false positive ..

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