- Nov 10, 2017
Anti-viruses are not infallible and often detect false positives. Such is the case for UserBenchmark too, it seems, as the popular free benchmarking tool has been flagged as malware by close to two dozen sites as per VirusTotal.
UserBenchmark is a light freeware that tests your CPU, GPU, memory, storage drives (SSDs and/or HDDs), and USB drives. Some of the recent versions of the software have also included a "Skill Bench" that basically benchmarks the user too.
But as mentioned above, currently, close to two dozen anti-viruses, 23 to be precise, are flagging the software as malware, with the vast majority of these identifying it as a Trojan (image below). The issue isn't completely new as cases such as this are reported by users on forums online.
Free and light benchmarking utility UserBenchmark is flagged by close to two dozen anti-virus programs as malware, according to VirusTotal. Windows Security, too, flags it as a "Severe" trojan.