Zone Alarm Pro - False Positive Report of Ardamax.e?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Dick K, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. Dick K

    Dick K Guest

    Zone Alarm Pro seems to have decided to take exception
    to something on my XP MCE 2005 system. The latest
    scan reported an instance of medium risk spyware which
    it named as Win32.Trojan.Spy.Ardamax.e. The report
    showed a path of HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player Plugin

    Scans of my system with NOD32, AdAware 2007, Spybot
    Search & Destroy and Spyware Doctor found nothing but
    a few tracking cookies.

    I've more or less convinced myself that I'm dealing
    with a false positive. Several people have reported
    similar experiences on the Zone Labs forum and reached
    a similar conclusion, though no authoritative
    explanation has been forthcoming.

    So, I'd like to ask whether the scans I've run are
    sufficient to afford reasonable confidence that my
    system isn't infected and, if not, what else should
    I try? Thanks for any help.
    Dick K, Nov 12, 2007
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  2. Dick K

    sam Guest

    if you have scanned your system with updated virus definition its fine
    nothing to worry
    sam, Nov 22, 2007
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  3. Wait a minute, here is what happened:

    1) The OP based his security on toys like ZA.
    2) The OP used a "cure" called "scanning" which by definition is
    useless against malware.

    and then you claim "nothing to worry"? - you must be joking.
    Straight Talk, Nov 22, 2007
  4. Dick K

    Dick K Guest

    Thank you for your reassurance. My virus definitions were indeed
    up-to-date and, as I should perhaps have mentioned, the fact that my PC
    sits behind a NAT router added another level of comfort. The scan report
    no longer shows up so Zone Labs seem to have corrected the problem.


    Dick K
    Dick K, Nov 24, 2007
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