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Total Commander false positive on VirusTotal


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Thanks for reporting, these are not detected locally. 


The scanner that we have in VirusTotal is a command-line version of the Malwarebytes engine, which is very different in nature than the Desktop product that all our customers install.

In addition, the command-line scanner in VirusTotal has some aggressive heuristics enabled which are not enabled in the Desktop product. Also, our Desktop product includes some additional whitelisting checks which are not present in the command-line version.

In summary, certain heuristic detections from VirusTotal do not necessarily reflect the detections end-users would see from the Desktop version of Malwarebytes. This is not specific for Malwarebytes, as many other antivirus vendors in VirusTotal have a similar situation, where their VirusTotal cmdline scanner enables aggressive heuristics which are disabled by default in the Desktop product.

For more information, please read  VirusTotal-only detections, not detected in Desktop product.

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