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False malware positive

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Posted:  12 Dec 2008 02:37
Today when my Firefox FileShot addon upgraded itself,i got a malware positive reported by Avira antivirus identifying the file as "suspicious code":


I suspect it's a false positive though I've disabled the addon for the time being.
Posted:  14 Dec 2008 07:10
Text below is the response from Avira:

We received the following archive files:
File ID      Filename     Size (Byte)     Result
25210065      fireshot_63.xpi     870.83 KB     OK

A listing of files contained inside archives alongside their results can be found below:
File ID      Filename     Size (Byte)     Result
25210212      fsaddin.dll      48 KB      FALSE POSITIVE

Please find a detailed report concerning each individual sample below:
Filename     Result
fsaddin.dll      FALSE POSITIVE

The file 'fsaddin.dll' has been determined to be 'FALSE POSITIVE'. In particular this means that this file is not malicious but a false alarm. Detection will be removed from our virus definition file (VDF) with one of the next updates.
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