7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2016 6:38 AM by catdaddy

    False Artemis!9C3701008853

    kaasethu

      Few minutes back I sent the following email to virus_research@mcafee.com with subject : False Artemis!9C3701008853

       

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      The McAfee AV - Internet Security (up to date version in) Windows 10 in my Dell XPS-13 laptop, falsely removes to quarantine the executable "ekalappai.exe" from the program folder of eKalappai which is an IME (Input Method Editor). This file gets removed to quarantine persistently if I try to reinstall again.

       

       

      The quarantine indicates the threat as  Artemis 9C3701008853

       

       

      This eKalappai IME is for providing keyboard driver with 5 key-maps for the purpose of inputting Tamil language content.

       

       

      This is a very popular program and no other AV / Internet Security programs have found any malware with it anytime.

       

       

      The program is an open source project of  "Thamizha" organisation project.

       

       

      The project sites are as follows:

       

       

      1. Project information site on current release - version 3.0.3 : http://thamizha.org/2015/05/29/ekalappai-v3.0.3-released.html

       

       

      2. URL for the Installer binary downloading: http://thamizha.com/sites/downloads/eKalappai-3.0.3-installer.exe

       

       

      3. Github site of the project including source code of the version 3.0.3 : https://github.com/thamizha/ekalappai/releases/tag/3.0.3

       

       

      I have attached zipped file of the quarantined  ekalappai.exe file in zipped archive prepared with 7z ZIP RAR program protecting with password as per instructions in https://community.mcafee.com/thread/2016.

       

       

      I request you to clear this at then earliest please.

       

      K. Sethu

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      I was not allowed by gmail interface to attach to my gmail, the password protected zip file containing the  falsely suspected ekalappai.exe file. I am attaching it here. (The password is as per instructions in What To Do When McAfee Detects Legitimate Software As An Infection - How to Submit To McAfee Labs & Appeal

      Thank you

      K. Sethu