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Possible False Positive - Artemis!2E6B15A8F687

I got the in the subject line mentioned detected item message for 5 files. Three of those have to do with system restore.

The other two are MCAFEE70_XS4ALL.EXE (seriously) and its back-up on my external hard drive. This is the installation file for McAfee that I got from my provider XS4ALL. I checked the 'symptoms' of other Artemis detections in the registry, but couldn't find anything suspicious. Then again, these other Artemis detections might have completely different symptoms. Anyway, I hope this helps. I could try and send you a zipped version of the MCAFEE70_XS4ALL.EXE file, but it might prove to be too big.

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Re: Possible False Positive - Artemis!2E6B15A8F687

McAfee Labs Sample Analysis
Virus Researcher: Girish Pillai
Filename: mcinst.exe
Detected as Artemis!2E6B15A8F687
Identified: No Virus/Trojan
McAfee Labs, Bangalore, India

Thank you for submitting your suspicious file.

Synopsis -

McAfee Labs researchers have examined the file in question and no malware was found.

Solution -

McAfee(R) Artemis technology provides real-time protection that secures enterprises and consumers from threats as they strike and much quicker than traditional signatures can be deployed. As Artemis is updated in real-time there is no requirement to wait for a full DAT update nor to use an EXTRA.DAT intermediate solution. Simply wait approximately 30 minutes and this false will no longer exist or trigger on your system. Depending on the network settings you have or the caching involved between your system and ours it may take slightly longer for this false alarm to be resolved.

Solution -

To ensure that you have the maximum available capability of detecting and cleaning this malware on your system, please make sure you have the latest engine.

DAT updates are available at:



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Re: Possible False Positive - Artemis!2E6B15A8F687

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