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Is Nirsoft's software safe?


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#1 richierein

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:19 PM

I just completed a full pass of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and many of the programs listed originated from Nirsoft. I recall reading during Nirsoft's installation that many of their programs may show up as false positives when scanned for infections. I did not quarantine any of those programs. Is it true they are safe to remain on my system? I did remove a program from MY account called 'sniffpass.exe'

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:34 PM

In general the answer is Yes, they are OK -

A program of theirs called Blue Screen View is often used on this forum, and has caused no problems that I know of -
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bluescreenview.zip

Is Malwarebytes just calling it a "PUP" (Potentially Unwanted Program) or a specific infection problem ??

#3 richierein

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:38 AM

Yes, they were all PUPs. The were programs that did password lookups and modifications.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:44 AM

Yes, they are safe:

"False Positive" Issues
Antivirus "False Positive" Problems
Antivirus companies cause a big headache to small developers





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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:22 AM

I've used a couple of their programs and have had no problems.

The were programs that did password lookups and modifications.


Security programs generally look out for such apps. and flag similar software from the same publisher based on the common file signatures they share. Not uncommon at all.
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