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Jesse Viviano
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Message 7794 - Posted 7 Mar 2009 20:11:18 UTC

    Last modified: 7 Mar 2009 20:11:45 UTC

    Please pardon my earlier post about a false positive for the other application which apparently got remedied by Symantec.

    Meanwhile, could an administrator please submit the Windows Universiality Classes explorer application named \"uc-explorer_1.00_windows_intelx86.exe\" to Symantec\'s false positive submission form? Norton Internet Security 2009\'s SONAR heuristics package (which is designed to catch unknown threats before signatures are written) is mistakenly calling your application as a \"security risk\" which covers spyware, adware, and other stuff like that instead of \"malware\" which covers viruses, Trojan horses, worms, botnets, and other serious problems.

    The name of the detection given is \"uc-explorer_1.00_windows_intelx86.exe\". This will be needed to fill out the false positive submission form.

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    Message 7802 - Posted 8 Mar 2009 15:40:43 UTC

      When this was quarantined, I submitted the application to Symantec from my quarantine. Now, this application is no longer falsely identified. Is it possible that Symantec figured out that my submissions were false positives causing Symantec to tweak SONAR to not detect these applications, or did the reboot I did have anything to do with why SONAR no longer turns in a false positive?

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      Message 7806 - Posted 10 Mar 2009 5:09:03 UTC

        Unfortunately, this file is now again a false positive. Could an admin fill out the form in my earlier post? Having the authors of the application in question talk to Symantec could help them tweak their heuristics to no longer detect this application.

        If this continues, I will consider detaching in order to not damage this project anymore with the errors this causes.

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