Another false positive - this time AdAware
This problem was pointed out in a spyware mailing list that I subscribe to (waving at Robear):
Definitions 112 detect the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\FWCFG" as W32.Trojan.Downloader.
According to Walter Clayton the key is related to the Windows Firewall .
The problem was quickly fixed by definition 113, but as I said in an earlier blog post, don't these guys test their definitions anymore? We're not seeing obscure little programmes being affected by false positives. We're seeing products and services that are standard on Windows machines, and programmes that are used by millions of people, being hit by false positives.
Unfortunately Lavasoft have shut down the free support forums, so there is no URL I can give you that discusses this false positive. Nothing in the Lavasoft blog at time of writing.