False positive detections are common in the antivirus industry. They occur when a benign program is wrongfully flagged as malicious due to an overly broad detection signature or algorithm used in an antivirus product.
If you suspect Spybot has identified a legitimate program as malware, please fill in our False Positives form. This file/program will then be sent to our Detections Team for review. If it is found to be a genuine false positive, this information will be included in Spybot’s updates to prevent the program from being detected as malware in future.
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