"Awatch" (Nirsoft utility) is detected as malware - False positive ?


Adapter Watch “Awatch” from Nirsoft, usefull utility, is detected by BOC 4.23 as a malware… :o
Is it a "false positive ?..

I mean, i know Nirsoft Co., and i am most surprised!



Hi m8.

Could you make a screenshot of the BOClean popup, and post it here please ??? So that Kevin can look at it when he comes online :slight_smile:

If you are sure it is a false positive you could try the Program Excluder :


I hope it helps :slight_smile:

Greetz, Red.

On 2nd thought …

I googled a little bit with “Nirsoft” and all kind of things came up. I don’t know if this is realy a false positive :-\

Greetz, Red.

Nope, it isn’t:

Ah an expert online. Thank you Tony :slight_smile:

Greetz, Red.

Aaah, i see now :-[
Thank you for the info and the link ! I will be more cautious with nirsoft now…

That said, seems the proggie is not a malware by himself but could be use as, or by a real malware using it… (sorry for my poor English)

Thanks again, nice to see the quality of the support here (:CLP)

Absolutely correct. :slight_smile: So, if you purposely downloaded it and intend to use it, just add it to BOClean’s Program Excluder.