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#1 Geezr

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:28 PM

I followed a link to download smitfraudfix and Avast reported it contained a trojan. I then submitted the file to
http://virusscan.jotti.org/ which reported several different malwares. I also tried http://www.virustotal.com/ with similar results. If it was only Avast I would assume a false positive but these results leave me wondering.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:41 PM

SmitfraudFix is not malware. It is a highly specialized fix tool. However, certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs or specialized fix tools such as SmitfraudFix may at times be detected by some anti-virus/anti-malware scanners as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool", "Potentially unwanted tool", or even "malware (virus/trojan)" when that is not the case.

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. 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".
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:36 PM

Makes sense, thanks. Sorta what I thought.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:39 AM

You're welcome.
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