For the most part, when a file is submitted to VT (or VirSCAN, Jotti, etc) and only one or two A/V's consider them suspicious (out of 43), it leads to a false positive reading. Not always, but most of the time. These type services will make you aware of that fact.
VirSCAN for instance, writes "Some anti-virus engines may define the files you will upload as malware, but it may turn out to be a false positive."
With ALL of the above said, I don't mean to imply it is a false positive. Only that it could be.
I have made the "powers that be" at CNET, aware of MSE's detection of TechTracker as Adware:Win32/OpenCandy.
IF this does turn out to be a false positive, the MSE Team will not address/correct the issue, if they haven't been made aware of it. It's one of the reasons, I always submit a file to vendors, and suggest other's do the same.
And personally speaking on my end, I'm NOT a big fan of software which phones home, either. I first find out the facts. If I have a problem with the software, I uninstall it.
Hope this helps..
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