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WinPatrol Developer Says McAfee False Positive Affected His Business
Bill Pytlovany, the creator of WinPatrol, blames McAfee for lost customers after the security giant was inexplicably slow in resolving a false positive incident.
WinPatrol is a HIPS-type application, which makes use of several behavioral sensors to detect and block potentially malicious software.
In order to make its determinations, WinPatrol monitors changes made to registry start-up entries, the HOSTS file, file associations and other key areas of the computer.
BillP Studios, the company developing the software, has recently launched version 19, dubbed the "Cloud Edition," which adds community intelligence to its feature set.
According to Mr. Pytlovany, on October 2, McAfee's anti-malware products started detecting the new WinPatrol installer as being infected with a threat called Artemis!4FAE1D776481.
Judging by the name this was a generic detection triggered by the company's Artemis technology.
WinPatrol Developer Says McAfee False Positive Affected His Business - Softpedia
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