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Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) malware detection!!

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#1 giovy11


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

Hello everybody!
My security software (Bitdefender Internet Security 2014) detected a virus inside the .exe file of JRT (Virus Name: MIDAS3) and removed it from my system immediately.
Virus Total report also shows some malware detection coming from other AV software.
BIS 2014 usually doesn't make blunders from this point of view, since it's known to have a very low FP rate detection. What do you make of it, dudes?

It's strange because previous JRT versions never gave me any trouble, meaning they were always clean.
It would be great if someone of you could report my comment to the JRT developer, in order to clear up this issue once and for all.


Thanks in advance.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:11 PM

It's obviously false positive.

Report it at BIS forum.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:29 PM



Read PeterW's response:



MIDAS is the "Malware Intrusion Detection Advanced System" from BitDefender. The 3 probably is the version number. This system analyzes the behaviour of programs and classifies them as malware if they do certain suspicious things like copying files, writing to registry, etc. All sorts of things installers normally do





Nonetheless, false-positive.

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