False positive

A false positive, also known as a false detection or false alarm, is a legitimate file or website wrongly detected by Bitdefender as being infected. It occurs when a program or webpage performs an action that appears to the antivirus program to be a virus-like activity.

We strive to reduce false-positive reports to a minimum. However, Bitdefender may on occasion mistakenly flag a safe website or a legitimate file as a threat (a false positive).

If you suspect a false positive, submit it to Bitdefender Labs for further analysis via

Once confirmed, false positives are corrected within hours via an automatic update of Bitdefender.

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