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Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs may at times be detected by some anti-virus and anti-malware scanners as a "Risk Tool", "Hacking Tool", "Potentially Unwanted Program", or even "Malware" (virus/trojan) when that is not the case. This occurs for a variety of reasons to include the tool's compiler, the files it uses, whether files are compressed or packed, what behavior it performs, any registry strings it may contain and the type of security engine that was used during the scan. Other legitimate files which may be obfuscated, encrypted or password protected in order to conceal itself so they do not allow access for scanning but often trigger alerts by anti-virus software.
Below is the log file of the ESET Online Scanner. All files were quaranteened but not delted. Some of those files are programs that I use and I am almost sure they do not contain viruses or trojans. For example ariskkey is a password recovery utility I've used for years.
Using Eset Online Anti-virus Scanner
Quarantine - Delete or quarantine infected files into a special folder, where they no longer pose a threat to your system. Quarantined files can also be restored.
What is OpenCandy?
OpenCandy provides a plug-in that developers include in their software to earn money by showing recommendations for other software in their installers. Developers use this money to keep their software free and invest in further software development.
The installer uses the OpenCandy plug-in to present a software recommendation (such as the one below) during installation. You have complete control to accept the software recommendation by selecting either the “Install” or “Do not install” options on the software recommendation screen.
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