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Offline babyoh

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spybot false positives
« on: August 07, 2006, 09:30:11 PM »
hi everyone  :mitch:
 - i'm used to getting 2 false positives when i run SPYBOT S&D (which i've just ignored). from what i've read, that's a common situation, and has to do with a SETTING, not actual spyware infections.
 - recently i started getting THREE of these puppies. i'm inclined to ignore ALL of 'em, since they all appear related to system settings. just wanted to doublecheck with the wise village of LandZDownia if i'm doing the right thing.
Windows Security Center_AntiVirusDisableNotify
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Re: spybot false positives
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 09:41:16 PM »
Don't know personally about these FP'S, but I know one LzD member that would more than likely know...Tashi.

Maybe, she will be dropping in soon.  Have you tried your fav search engine?  :google:  Anything show up?

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Re: spybot false positives
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 09:41:37 PM »
if you disabled those because you didn't want them it is ok ( i did too)
i use different firewall and av and don[t want ms telling me what it thinks is best

there is a way to have spybot ignore them and that is what i did a long time ago so i would not see those 3 ;-D

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Re: spybot false positives
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006, 01:04:34 PM »

Since the Detections Update July 25, 2005, Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 has been detecting Security Risks (renamed to "Windows Security Center" on July 30) associated with Microsoft Security Center Registry changes. This is neither a false positive nor a bug, it is just information.

The reason the changes are flagged by Spybot-S&D is that there are malware programs that can disable the notifications.

Spybot-S&D brings to your attention that "someone" disabled one or more notifications in the Windows Security Center, ie: the notifications that your virus protection is not active or not up-to-date. If you changed the settings yourself you can safely tell Spybot-S&D to exclude those detections from further scans.

In order to do so please right-click each in turn, then click "exclude this detection from future scans".

Hope that helps.  :)
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