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What exactly is WS.Reputation.1/2/3?
I've got some files that i've had for nearly 10 years. I've had Norton Security for at least 3 years but suddenly Norton has decided it doesn't like these files purely based on WS.Reputation.1 and deleted them - not quarantined, deleted.
For some reason, the live chat people i've spoken to don't seem to understand the concept of false positives and therefore can't seem to help me.
Norton doesn't like the following files:
These were copied by one of Microsoft's IDEs (maybe Visual Studio) in to the relevant folders of C# programs i attempted to make back in the day. They're all identical.
Exclude from future scans doesn't appear to be working. Is that because the files are already deleted?
Anyway, this is invigorating me, so i'm thinking of excluding WS.Reputation.1, WS.Reputation.2, and WS.Reputation.3 signatures from all detections.
I like the idea of crowd sourcing anti-virus information but i don't like the idea of files being deleted because not many people have them or what ever strange idea Norton has about them.
So before i do that, i would like to know what exactly WS.Reputation.1, WS.Reputation.2, and WS.Reputation.3 represents before i expose myself to unnecessary risk. Norton's summary doesn't state much other than good, bad, and suspicious ratings.
Ps. Now i'll dig out the deleted files from my backups and restore these files, whilst obfuscating them to Norton.
EDIT: I have sent false positive reports but i shouldn't have to do this for every file Norton decides it doesn't like because only a few people expose the files to Norton.