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Spyware False Positive?


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Downloaded AWC V.2 yesterday. Spyware scan reports CoolWebSearch infection (msacmx.dll) registry keys:






Ran regscanner and found the keys reported. The contents at those locations refer to jccatch.dll which is the browser helper for the FlashGet download manager. I find no instance of msacmx.dll in the registry or on disk.


Is this a false positive based on the classId rather than the real malware? I had a CWS infection once (on another system, not this one) and I think I'd definitely recognize the symptoms if I had it in this case.

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My system is legitimate. the file is jccatch.dll, the size is 81920 bytes and it is located in the program files\flashget folder.


Since the CLSID is the same for the malware & presumably could even name itself jccatch.dll, it's a tricky problem. In a case like this, I'd like to be able to place it on an ignore list (which I assume can be done in the paid version) but also record a checksum of the legitimate file in case it gets changed/replaced by the malware version at some point in the future.

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