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smss32.exe and winlogon32.exe false positives


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Just an FYI regarding false positives I noted last week during malware removal practice. SMSS32.exe and WINLOGON32.exe both were flagged by MBAM as threats in c:\windows\system32. The files did not exist there even after turning on show hidden and show system files. The false positives were produced by the heuristics portion of the MBAM scan. Upon further investigation, I realized PCTools Threatfire had quarantined these two threats. When I ran the option to permanently delete these threats from Threatfire quarantine, the MBAM false positives went away and MBAM heuristics produced a clean scan. This report is for your information. I have no ongoing problem to resolve. Thank you.

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