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As far as i know you cant do that now.But I think the new version that is going to be released has that feature.You can send a sample to Mcafee to clear it.I will have to find the address for you.I would also run it through virustotal.com just to be safe.How big is the file?I think you can send it right from your Mcafee security center.There should be a button to send the file.I think it has to be under 3mb or 5mb.
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When a file is scanned, McAfee VirusScan compares it to known threats. VirusScan also uses heuristic techniques to detect unusual behavior. When a file cannot be matched to a known threat, but exhibits unusual and possibly threatening behavior, VirusScan utilizes Artemis technology to evaluate the threat of the unknown file. If the file is deemed unsafe, VirusScan will quarantine the file to protect your computer.
If you feel that VirusScan has incorrectly quarantined/removed a file you know to be safe, you can submit the exe file to McAfee labs so as they get the file tested and submit back the report so as it doesnt get deleted in future updates.
Please find the steps below to submit the files, probably if they are sent right ; you would receive a mail from McAfee labs through an intimating they have received the submission .You can send emails directly to our automated systems at email@example.com. If the automated system is unable to determine a threat exists then the issue will be escalated to McAfee analysts.
When I try to send that way it says error sending and supoort does not know why and has not fixed it.
Done that, but they have not helped so far, the respoce is the dat file I have should remove that file. I keep saying I want the file it is not a virus but do'nt seem to be making any headway.
Hmmm , can you right click on that file and let me know its size ?
I just received a very strange email from the forums...please don't try that method but post your question here in the thread.
File exceptions are not permitted in the current consumer version but will be to a limited extent in the newer version currently undergoing beta testing.
The correct email for file submission is firstname.lastname@example.org - apologies.
I can't right now as I am not at home, but here is the email from the labs.
McAfee Labs Sample Analysis
McAfee Labs, Automation
Thank you for submitting your suspicious file(s). We have determined that the
following submissions are handled by our AV signature DAT files.
Reference : (Escalation) 6498183
File Name Findings Detection
========= ======== =========
mlb2k9_roster_editor_0.24 detected generic.dx!vqz
VIL Link: Not available
DAT 6250 provides cover against all of the submissions shown above.
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
DAT updates are available at: http://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/security_updates/dat.asp
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Sorry,1st time using this. I do apoligize.