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Nod32 thinks Spyware Doctor is infected

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#1 sidorak95


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:56 PM

Earlier, I was scanning with eset when it gave me this:
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I checked PC Tool's website, couldn't find the answer in online support, I registered for their forum a couple days ago, and I still haven't received my activation email. So, can anyone tell if this is a false positive? Thanks.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:30 PM

I believe Spyware Doctor is decompressing files to the temp folder at which point are detected by real-time protection (ESET). That's one of the reasons why running more scanners at one time may cause certain problems. They are searching each others malware databases. Either mark it a ignore or turn off one while the other is operating. It is a False Positive or a conflict between the applications.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:14 AM

In many cases when an anti-virus or anti-malware program finds malicious files, they are renamed and moved to quarantine or another designated location (by the vendor) so they are rendered harmless. However, if you are using other security scanners they may detect these files as a threat. In other cases, as boopme noted, vendor-specific definitions/signatures files may be detected as threats by other security scanners.

According to a Moderator at the PC Tools forums, .vbt files are randomly named temp files created by their program's scanner. ThreatFire (also by PC Tools) users have reported similar detections by other scanners when encountering .vbt files.

If you suspect a detection was a "false positive", then you should submit a sample to the vendor so they can investigate and take corrective action. Please refer to
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