McAfee false positive flags Vista component

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 22, 2008

Innocent file labelled trojan.

McAfee has updated one of its detections after a faulty update led to an integral component of the Windows Vista operating system being falsely flagged as a trojan horse.

The innocent file, the Windows console input method editor executable conime.exe, was alerted on as a password-stealing trojan for online gaming software thanks to an error in the identification routine, which has since been fixed by the released of an updated 'DAT' definition file.

No details have been released on how many customers were affected by the issue. Comment can be found at The Register here, with details of the faulty update at McAfee here.

Posted on 22 October 2008 by Virus Bulletin



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