Emsisoft products are prone to "false positives" and they even acknowledge this.
Using Security Software To Scan Data
...Sometimes security software falsely identifies important crucial system components as a threat (hence the term False Positives - FP).
Removing/deleting critical system files, even temporarily, can make a system crash. Sometimes the system will recover after a reboot, and sometimes it will not. Therefore, you may not be able to start your system. Special system restore measures may be needed, or even a full system re-installation...
Spyware Traces in Detail
...the Anti-Malware Scanner looks for files, folders, registry entries and Tracking Cookies that are typically created by Spyware programs. Traces are exactly these trails that Spyware leaves behind...This approach has both advantages and disadvantages for Malware recognition...The negative side is that it provides a relatively inexact, or insufficiently differentiated to be more precise, Malware recognition. Benign software can be falsely recognized, for example, if it uses the same file name or folder as a dangerous Spyware program.
Software discovered via Traces should therefore first be double-checked to see if it is actually Malware before it is finally deleted...
If you're going to use Emsisoft products, get a second opinion on suspicious or questionable file detections by submitting them to one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:
In the "File to Scan
" (Upload or Submit) box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. If you get a message saying "File has already been analyzed
", click Reanalyze
or Scan again
If there are multiple file detections you're not sure about, then perform an Online Virus Scan
If you suspect the detection was a false positive, then report it to Emsisoft Support
so they can investigate or submit samples
to their research lab.
That is a great reply, thank you so much.
I have sent the 5 items to Emsisoft, who promise to come back by Email. I will wait and see. I have restored all 5 items so that other AV`s can pick them up it they really exist as malware.
I did try Kasperski`s free scan. It found 3 malware items after 14% run at which I stopped it. No details of the items were given. When clicking "Fix it", it opened my browser at a page in Danish displaying their products, which had to be purchased. So they find 3 dubious threats and then say "Ah, we found them free, but you are not getting us to fix them free, you have got to buy one of our nice AV packages".
NO WAY ! Seen that kind of scam before. So I gave Kasperski.the big elbow. Not getting caught like that again with so-called "free" AV scans or waste my time messing about with them. So I will slog on and see if I can crack it myself, using some of your tips, my ability and lot of common sense.
I have just run MBAM on a full computer scan with the 5 Emsisoft restored and guess what ? Perfectly clean, no malicious items found. I suspect that Emsisoft is the culprit in labelling perfectly innocent items as malicious. If I prove this to my satisfaction, then Emsisoft will follow Kaspersky mighty quick.