Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:13 AM
Applications may have malicious intent when used by the wrong person. Anti-malware tools and Anti-virus scanners can't tell what the intent of the tool is. Therefore it will report it as risky or malicious if it's possible to be misused. While the reality is the tool is perfectly fine, yet be fully aware, it may be quite powerful in it's abilities.
The analogy being that you see a knife. What type of knife? In the hands of a criminal it's potentially lethal, at a minimum dangerous. In the hands of a chef or doctor it can create wondrous things or save lives. It's still a knife. Software tools can be misidentified by scanners just as easily. You need to do your homework on what the tool is and how to use it. Then when you see it reported know why and understand that the scanner did their job. But you also know it's okay to still download and use the tool properly.
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