disable script blocking programs?
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:10 PM
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:29 PM
When running specialized tools such as those found in our self-help and help-request preparation guides, it is important that you exit any applications you have running (web browser, e-mail client, music player, etc.) as well as disable any security applications which might interfere with the tools. These tools make use of many of the same methods and techniques employed by malicious software and as a result many security applications detect the tools as threats and block or interfere with them.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:49 AM
Such programs have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. When flagged by an anti-virus or security scanner, it's because the program includes features, behavior or files that appear suspicious or which can potentially be used for malicious purposes. Compressed and packed files in particular are often flagged as suspicious by security software because they have difficulty reading what is inside them. These detections do not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others or that it was simply detected as suspicious or a threat due to the security program's heuristic analysis engine which provides the ability to detect possible new variants of malware. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them. In these cases the detection is a "false positive". Either have your anti-virus ignore the detection or temporarily disable it until you run the tool.
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