How many computer users know what is false positive report?

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How many computer users know what is false positive report?

Post by neallee on 19th August 2009, 8:13 am

You may be upset, angry when you see some antivirus software programs report viruses on your computer.

But most of them are the false report.

How many of you konw that?

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Re: How many computer users know what is false positive report?

Post by paul 123 on 22nd August 2009, 2:20 am

I may not know the name but I sure know the meaning

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Re: How many computer users know what is false positive report?

Post by skilldegree on 22nd August 2009, 2:40 am

I know the name and a little about the meaning, but no idea on how to decide if it's a false positive or a real infection. (I see people throwing the term around allot when people say their virus scanner picked up an infection, but i question weather most of them actually know what it is either.)

Anyone that can shed some light on how to determine when it's a false positive would be much appreciated Right On!

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Re: How many computer users know what is false positive report?

Post by Doctor Inferno on 22nd August 2009, 5:56 am

False positives are usually caused by the antivirus's heuristics system. Most good antivirus softwares like Kaspersky or NOD32 have really low false positive rates compared to others like AVG.

You may want to disable or lower the level heuristics, but this is not recommended, as infections may be out faster than the antivirus software updating their databases.

Getting a better antivirus would lower the rate false positives this from happening, but it can't totally stops this from happening.


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Re: How many computer users know what is false positive report?

Post by skilldegree on 22nd August 2009, 8:57 am


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