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BItDefenderTheta in Virustotal.com flags MBSetup exe as having malware

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I downloaded MBSetup-1463AC00.exe in order to install Malwarebytes Personal, and then out of an abundance of paranoia sent the exe to virustotal.com. In Virus Total, BitDefenderTheta flagged Gen:NN.ZexaE.34712.Bw3@aOk7eWFS as malicious, shown in the Detection tab.

I'm wondering why is it flagging something in the Malwarebytes executable? From the few minutes of reading that I did about BitDefenderTheta, my understanding is that false positives are possible, so maybe it's that, but I can't tell from my end.


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Please see the following link


1) Bitdefender Flax: Only shows detection related to Android (malware detection created by malware researchers)

2) Bitdefender: Apart from Android, all other OS detection are showed up (malware detection created by malware researchers)

3) Bitdefender Theta: All detections are based on machine learning which do not include detection created by malware researchers. High chances of false positive.

Hence, there will be instances where you will see detection under Bitdefender Theta but not under Bitdefender.



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