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JRT.exe tool False positieve??
« on: June 27, 2015, 04:29:45 PM »
I wanted to download the Junk Removal Tool from BleepingComputer ->  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/  and then i immediately got the following message from Avast.





Only Avast detects this file as malware at this time, this may be a false positive?

Thanks in advance, Dasle

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Re: JRT.exe tool False positieve??
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 04:55:41 PM »

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Re: JRT.exe tool False positieve??
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2015, 09:29:42 PM »
I have send a sample of this file to Avast Support ticket under the Avast Virus Labs and I have reported it. Avast will be able to fix this false positive. Ticket number #QDX-526-64336. We shall wait and be patience.
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Re: JRT.exe tool False positieve??
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2015, 10:53:25 PM »
I reported it as well.

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Re: JRT.exe tool False positieve??
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2015, 11:41:36 PM »
One of the minor Chinese AV also had a FP detection, but metascan gives it as all green: https://www.metascan-online.com/en/scanresult/file/74a4a8ef250a43948956c9a1f38f2c2f

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Re: JRT.exe tool False positieve??
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2015, 12:01:42 AM »
Right, Metascan also had the Jiangmin heuristical FP earlier t0-day, but has dropped the detection now.

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Re: JRT.exe tool False positieve??
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2015, 07:51:39 AM »
Interesting thing about JRT is when I had tried to download it onto my fathers computer with IE, smart screen alerted me to it being a dangerous program.

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Re: JRT.exe tool False positieve??
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2015, 08:39:02 AM »
The problem with the FP is solved, thanks for the quick response.  ;)

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Re: JRT.exe tool False positieve??
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2015, 02:16:58 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to confirm that.
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