How to avoid overreacting to threat detection

Kathleen Atkins

As Lounge members discussed Malwarebytes’ good showing in malware-removal tests, talk gradually turned to the problem of false positives.

How can you tell when your anti-malware software is identifying good software as bad? How do you safely verify such reports? Check out the guidelines that emerged in the Security & Scams forum.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Uninstalling trial version of Office 365
Word Processing Word 2007 style sets
Spreadsheets Using “if,” “and,” and “or” statements
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Databases Combining records
Visual Basic for Apps Need macro to convert date formats
Microsoft Outlook What is this error?
Non-Outlook E-mail How to set up new contact list and import CVS file in Live Mail?
Other MS Apps Search within Microsoft OneNote files
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Windows
General Windows File associations and shortcut menu
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Windows 8 Nonfunctional Win 8.1 PC settings
Windows 7 Java and Flash: Really needed?
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Windows Vista Adobe Flash Player local storage
Windows Servers Help installing Windows Server 2003
Internet/Connectivity
Third-Party Browsers Move Chrome buttons to right?
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Networking Network device can’t be pinged by one computer on network
Social Media Recommend sites for managing club photos?
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Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes What OS X runs on 2007-era iMac?
Security & Scams Malwarebytes takes top honors in malware-removal test
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Maintenance MyPCBackup and PCMatic: Virus carriers?
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Hardware Sudden slow boot
Graphics/Multimedia PaintShop Pro X and PaintShop Pro X5 freezing
Other Applications Problem with VLC Player update

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starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.