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False positive: Foxit Reader uninstaller


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When updating software with Ninite earlier today Anti-Ransomware flagged the uninstaller for Foxit Reader as ransomware and placed it in quarantine. If you guys aren't familiar with Ninite it's an automated multi-app installer, it usually removes old versions before installing new ones, which explains why it triggered the Foxit uninstall exe file.


Please let me know if you need any other info, I've attached the files requested in the false positive instruction thread.


Thanks again for this great tool.


Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware.zip


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Hello nemt and :welcome:

Even though the well known Nanite service was involved, it's the uninstaller executable at the center of this.

It is uncertain that "White Listing" or entering in MBARW's Exclusions would be viable. But the MBARW development team needs to be aware of this. This is interesting...

C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\unins000.exe

Thank you for beta testing MBARW and this very valuable feedback nemt!

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