False virus reports by antivirus software

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False virus reports by antivirus software

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Just for the record: Avira AntiVir as of today reports a virus a.k.a. trojanic horse ("TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen") for the file "demangle32.dll" of the FExcept plugin (Far 1.75 RC, build 2543 x86). That is very annoying taking into account that if I setup AntiVir to *ignore* that folder the message still opens every time I start a Far.

As a "work-around" I leave Far open (unless I forget ;-)). But probably you could do something about that (e.g. not packing the DLL?!).
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Don't use shitty AVs.

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As I realize, demangle32.dll is not packed.

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Mail this file to virus@avira.com with mark "False Positive"

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t-rex wrote:Don't use shitty AVs.
Are you sure?
http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/s ... port21.pdf
Which one is the best, for you?

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AV software is all wrong anyway. Never used one for the last 5 years or so.

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I agree, personally I never used an AV on my PC. The only infection I ever had was Chernobyl back in '99 and fortunately, I noticed I was infected a few days before the payload.
But being an IT consultant, to my customers I usually recommend the best :D

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The best antivirus is one’s head. If it’s working, no antivirus is needed. If it’s not, none will help.

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Re: Faulty virus report (Avira)

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I didn't expect such reaction to be honest.
I just wanted to inform you about this issue in case other complain. Then you now it's not your fault.

Concerning AV: I *have* to use it as the computer is not mine, but at work. I hate this AV for it's claims but I cannot do anything about it (like uninstall). All I can say is that I get false alarms regularly. So it's probably not a good solution.

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So mail to Avira that they product produces false alarms :)

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MortenMacFly wrote:I hate this AV for it's claims but I cannot do anything about it (like uninstall).
had the same problems with the moronic Kaspersky AV, googled for "remove kaspersky without password" (the administration part was password protected), found the advice to boot in Safe Mode and rename Kaspersky folder. Worked like charm (sys admin was kinda pissed, but who cares)

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Re: Faulty virus report (Avira)

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MortenMacFly

Normal AV program have options like Exceptions, try found this options or say to your admin if this corporate AV.
user/admin need say to company about "False Positive".
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Re: Faulty virus report (Avira)

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I use bci for my background copy plugin. If I compile the cpp code with MS Visual Studio, I get same virus warning. But only with MSVS! Maybe is there an option to turn it off?

BTW Avira is the best freeware antivir sw.

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Windows 10 recognises the far.exe file as a Trojan

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Since the update a couple days ago Windows 10 Defender blocked the executable as a trojan.
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Windows 10 recognises the far.exe file as a Trojan

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I've been using this program since Windows xp and never had problems with it...

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