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Hello, I'd like to report  potential false positives, that I found last week that Adwcleaner is still detecting.

***** [ Folders ] *****

PUP.Optional.CrossRider, C:/Users\Gamefan\AppData\Roaming\app

***** [ Registry ] *****

PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Key] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin

I looked in the folder mentioned in the Crossrider detection, and I only see 2 files, Jerakine_lang_vesrion.dat and Jerakine_lang_vesrion.dat not sure what they do. I analyzed them both on VirusTotal, and both came up clean. I don't see any other folders marked with Crossrider.



I think the Legacy key is legit, since Pando seems to be used by several MMOs. I believe that key has been on my laptop for several years and it hasn't caused any trouble.

I ran Kaspersky's TDSS killer, Mcafee Rootkit remover Hitman Pro's free version, JRT, Roguekiller, Avast's Boot Time, Scan and a Mbam Full and Threat Scan last week around the first time ADW detected these items, none of them found anything. I scanned the folder with Mbam and Avast and it came up clean. No suspicious programs or Firefox Add-ons/plugins have been installed recently.

Is it possible to whitelist these detections? I've included a log as well.



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PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Key] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin

This Plugin belongs to "Pando Media Booster" which is a PUP in my eyes, so it would be correct that AdwCleaner detects it.
Link: http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Pando-Media-Booster-6090-program.aspx



 PUP.Optional.CrossRider, C:/Users\Gamefan\AppData\Roaming\app

This may be a FPs on your system... although Adware does create this kind of folder.
Moreover, looking trough malware removal forums, I noticed that ComboFix by sUBs is removing it as well.
Maybe fr33tux can ask/do some researches on this.


just my 2 cent

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