Google and Microsoft are teaming up on the “Trusted Source“ project to help address the huge problem of false positives in the antivirus industry.
Current False Positives on WinPrivacy:
- Chrome - They have a false positive on the WinPrivacy download and raise a big red scare screen for no reason. We’ve followed their instructions to have the FP investigated but they still state or WinPrivacy installer contains malware w/o stating what engines they’ve used in making this determination or what malware they think it contains. We have yet to find a phone number to speak with a person. We recommend you do not use Chrome until they fix this false positive. None of the 57 anti-malware products on the site they own, VirusTotal, reports the WinPrivacy installer as malware! Yet Google still has this false positive in Chrome. They give no way of appealing this “ruling” they’ve made and no way of speaking with a human being. Is this really the same company that is starting the Trusted Source initiative?
- ESET NOD32 – Has false positive on our 32 and 64 bit TDI and WFP drivers and supporting files. This renders WinPrivacy unusable.
- Baidu-International – FP on nfapi.dll, driver support file