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Is PUP.RiskwareTool.CK a false positive?


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#1 Freeperm

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

I got an alert from MalwareBytes that "PUP.RiskwareTool.CK" is malware.

I have it quarantined at the moment and just need verification on whether it's a false positive or not.

And yes, I'm using a keygen "crack"... Guilty :P Thank you in advance.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

It porobably is the crack... usually there is info after...
RiskWare.Tool.CK c:\Windows\xxxxxxxxx.exe
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

Sorry, I think I was misinformative. The infected file IS a "crack" I downloaded. The download source claims it to be safe, just wanted to verify with the pros. :lol:

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Even if it's from a trusted source and is "clean" it's still classified as by MBAM as riskware. Riskware describes software which may be have legitimate uses, but which may also pose a security risk.

Therefore it is not a FP but a Postive detection of something that can pose a risk. It is used at the end user's discretion. Some Antivirus' will flg some of our tools and although the tool is good the application may not know it and is doing it's job by flagging it.
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