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PalTalk possible False Positive

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I started this in the General forum and was told to post here. I don't know if this is a false positive or not. I haven't used PalTalk for a few weeks. The other day, about 1.5 hours after starting the machine, MBAM popped up saying that it blocked PalTalk Messenger\Uninstaller.exe from calling out to the Internet. I hadn't started the application. I hadn't even touched the machine. It was sitting idle.

The suspected file is attached.

Log of a full scan is below. Neither the file or registry entry showed up in a quick scan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO) 1.65.1.1000

www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.11.20.02

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS

Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421

Tony :: TONY-ASUS [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

11/21/2012 11:30:25 AM

mbam-log-2012-11-21 (13-01-35).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)

Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM

Scan options disabled: P2P

Objects scanned: 386725

Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 29 minute(s), 47 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 1

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PalTalk8.2 (Adware.Agent) -> No action taken. [364c4772df7e6bcb61a219c0a85814ec]

Registry Values Detected: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 1

C:\Windows\Paltalk Messenger\uninstall.exe (Adware.Agent) -> No action taken. [364c4772df7e6bcb61a219c0a85814ec]

(end)

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I have moved the file (C:\Windows\Paltalk Messenger\uninstall.exe) to the Quarantine. Is it safe to restore it?

I don't know why this file would start all by itself.

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I have moved the file (C:\Windows\Paltalk Messenger\uninstall.exe) to the Quarantine. Is it safe to restore it?

Yes, it is safe to restore that file from Quarantine.

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