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NS back to flagging GRC InSpectre as High Risk & Removing
Today, seven months after NS flagged and removed my attempted download of GRC's InSpectre program ( https://community.norton.com/en/forums/odd-security-alert-after-inspectr... ), NS suddenly marked the downloaded exe -- which I have had on my machine all this time -- as High Risk Heur.AdvML.B , and removed it. As I reminder, InSpectre is a standalone program which is run directly from the exe rather than installed.
Odd that that this would suddenly happen after seven months with no "objection" by NS. I restored the file and safe-listed it. (FYI -- though I don't think this matters -- back when I originally downloaded "InSpectre.exe" I renamed it "InSpectre (GIBSON - dl 5-16-18).exe.") Funny thing is, Norton File Insight shows the file as Trusted, with tens of thousands of users. And Symantec is NOT one of the few AV's that flags it as malicious on VirusTotal. (Although, out of curiosity I tried re-downloading the program, and Symantec *does* still flag the resulting Firefox cache file, both on my machine and on VirusTotal.)
While I marked this "Need a Solution," I am looking more for any comments on whether my safe-listing the exe is OK, though I'm pretty sure that it was.