Author Topic: SecureAPlusNoAVSetup_v3.3.2.exe detected as PUP by ESET and other AV vendors  (Read 14511 times)

Offline viper37

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I have installed SecureAplus last friday, to test it as a second opinion anti-virus on some of my computers.  Not 100% sure I really like it so far, but here is something weird...

This morning, I got warning during a scan that the file is considered PUP by my ESET Smart Security daily scan (I'm a paid user of Smart Security 8)
I uploaded the file to Virustotal, and it seems a lot of other AV engines consider the software as Potentially Unwanted Program:
ESET-NOD32    a variant of Win32/SecureAge.A potentially unwanted    20150319
Ikarus    PUA.SecureAge    20150319
Jiangmin    Backdoor/Hupigon.cmes    20150318
McAfee    Artemis!F8610305502C    20150319
McAfee-GW-Edition    Artemis    20150319
TrendMicro-HouseCall    Suspici.326C0565    20150319

VT link if it works...

What is going on?  I thought of posting on ESET's forum, but then I saw that other AVs are also reporting your software as PUP, so I thought you might want to know and do something about it.  I can't see how it can be potentially unwanted, since I delibaretely chose to install it.

Offline hendy

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We have submitted the false positive to the corresponding AV vendor. If you check the VT link now, the detection has been down to 3.