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Irfanview And Virustotal


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#1 AlchemicEND

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:46 PM

Just downloaded IrfanView an used VirusTotal on it like I do everything I download just to be safe. An VirusTotal found the following:

Antivirus Version Last Update Result

eSafe 7.0.15.0 2008.03.18 suspicious Trojan/Worm
Prevx1 V2 2008.03.21 Heuristic: Suspicious File With Outbound Communications
Sunbelt 3.0.978.0 2008.03.18 ], [

I downloaded it by going to Irfanview.com and using the link there to download it from download.com.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:42 PM

Download.com is definitely a safe site.
They're most likely false positives. As for Prevx, it's using heuristics which is just paranoid off all similar behavior. IrfanView is probably having outbound connections to check for updates or something.
"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand Russell

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:02 AM

IrvanView is used by many security-conscious Members here at BC (of whom I am one), and you have downloaded it from a "safe" site. So Skyfuser's explanation makes sense. If you are unsure, you can use one of the many on-line AVs to validate your AV's report.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:08 PM

Alright thanks for the help both of you. I feel safer using it now after hearing what you guys said.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:47 PM

Q: Does IrfanView contain Spyware or Viruses, etc.?
A: NO. If your anti virus program reports a virus or spyware in IrfanView downloaded from the official homepages, you should either update the anti virus program or use a better one.

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