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Windows 7: WinPatrol Developer Says McAfee False Positive Affected His Business


12 Oct 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
WinPatrol Developer Says McAfee False Positive Affected His Business

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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.
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12 Oct 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Boo!
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12 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Long topic here, Jan: McAfee Continues to Harm WinPatrol Users

Problem (finally) solved thanks to Steve Burn.
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12 Oct 2010   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Long topic here, Jan: McAfee Continues to Harm WinPatrol Users

Problem (finally) solved thanks to Steve Burn.
Good to know too.
Thanks Corrine for the thumbs up...
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12 Oct 2010   #5

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

McFail....
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12 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
McFail....
I agree!

WinPatrol for the win!
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