Re: MalwareBytes Premium Reporting Possible False Positive With a File in the Acapela Colibri Voice Bundle


David Goldfield
 

What was a bit odd about my latest Virustotal scan with this Acapela addon was that it reported that 2 out of 68 engines reported the file as being unsafe. However, Virustotal reported that MalwareBytes was one of the engines which did not flag this file as being unsafe even though my instance of MB was the one that quarantined the file. I’m not sure what to make of that but I felt reasonably safe with just two engines having an issue with what I submitted.

 

 

David Goldfield,

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 9:48 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MalwareBytes Premium Reporting Possible False Positive With a File in the Acapela Colibri Voice Bundle

 

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 08:47 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

You might want to try VirusTotal which uses a variety of malware detection engines to see if the file or URL has been flagged.

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Absolutely agreed.

This has been a go-to tool for those of us "in the biz" for years.  Samples are submitted for scanning by about 80 different engines (the number can vary by a couple over time).  If you submit something that 76 engines call as clean and 4 as dirty, you can be pretty darned sure that those 4 are false positives.

Real positives tend to be the flip-flop of the above as far as detection as clean versus dirty.
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