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Avira detects DDTEST.EXE as a trojan (DOSX)

posted by Ninho(R) E-mail, 18.05.2009, 00:28

> It's nice to have free antivirus software (esp. since it's not our fault
> people write viruses!), but the false detection ratio is quite bad when
> using heuristics. DDTEST.EXE has been reported falsely for quite a long
> time, so it's nothing new with Avira.

Oh, so... OK, since it's not new let it be. I usually don't run full system scans, only use the AVs to check executable downloads but since this Avira is a new version, I let it scan all it wanted and bang! it took issue at the DDTEST. I'll see if there is a way to report false positives.

You are right heuristic classification is kind of a joke. And I'm not /sure/ not free AVs are better. I guess false positives are better than missing a real pest anyway.

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