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IS Norton Power Eraser Giving False Postives With Legitimate Microsoft Files?
Whilst aware that NPE is a more aggressive tool I have on occasion used it to try to be as ultra sure as I can be that there are no lurking infections after doing the conventional scans with Norton Security as the administrator (which check out fine) as a prelude to doing a system image. The idea being that I know that at the time of the back up everything is supposedly clean and healthy at a point to go back to should there be future problems short of using factory recovery to start totally from scratch again. Every time before I have asked NPE to scan for risks it has reported no issues'
So imagine my surprise at this:And thisWhen Googling this I seen discussion of this exact very issue as being a possible (If not actual) example of a "false positive". Is it though a false positive as opposed to a true positive and if it is a false positive why start picking on legitimate Microsoft files? Everything else checks out OK including the integrity of the system files so is this something NPE has detected as a non existent problem that Symantec should be trying to refine NPE as something to ignore?
Or is it something?