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#1 James Austin

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:19 PM

the analysis for this software is shown in the image below

do the 2 in red mean it is unsafe to download?

 

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:21 PM

Hi there,

It is a false positive commonly seen with FRST. The tool is fine to use if you downloaded it directly from Bleeping Computer.

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:23 PM

thank you for your reply Alexstrasza

 

can i take it that all downloads direct from BC are safe?

 

Hi there,

It is a false positive commonly seen with FRST. The tool is fine to use if you downloaded it directly from Bleeping Computer.



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:26 PM

All tools hosted on BC are thoroughly vetted to make sure they do not host malware or unwanted crap, so all downloads from BC are safe to use.

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:31 PM

terrific, thanks

 

 

All tools hosted on BC are thoroughly vetted to make sure they do not host malware or unwanted crap, so all downloads from BC are safe to use.



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 05:00 PM

Most of the well known specialized tools we use against malware are written by experts/Security Colleagues at various security forums like Bleeping Computer, TechSupport, GeeksToGo, SypwareInfo and other similar sites so they can be trusted...this includes any program hosted by BC for download. Unfortunately, many of these tools are repeatedly falsely detected by various anti-virus programs from time to time. This sometimes results in an inaccurate site rating/warning of potentially dangerous software.

The problem is really with the anti-virus vendors who keep targeting these programs for various reasons and NOT with the tools themselves. We can inform the developers but they have encountered this issue many times before and in most cases there isn't much they can do about it. Once the detection is reported to the anti-virus vendor, they are usually quick to fix it by releasing an updated definition database.

Either have your anti-virus ignore the detection or temporarily disable it until you download and run the tool.
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Posted 04 November 2015 - 05:02 PM

thanks BJ



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 08:42 PM

You're welcome.
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Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:28 PM

[1]  can a file that is merely saved to my PC pose a threat?

 

[2]  if yes, can the file be saved in a protected area and tested for threats?

 

[3]  if no to [1], is the threat only activated when opening or running that file?

 

[4]  if i save a file and then scan it at virustotal will that provide sufficient protection?

 

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 05:53 PM

this looks handy

 

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:20 PM

MiniToolBox is one of several specialized utilities/tools created by Farbar, BC Security Developer, for Malware Response Team (MRT) helpers. Our 1st Responders and MRT here at BC and other security forums assisting members with issues have them run the tool and post its log output for them to analyze and investigate various aspects of the operating system, settings and software.


VTzilla is a Mozilla Firefox browser plugin that simplifies the process of scanning Internet resources with VirusTotal. It allows you to download files directly with VirusTotal's web application prior to storing them in your PC. Moreover, it will not only scan files, but also URLs. The scanning options are embedded in Firefox's context menu and download dialog, making the analysis process as easy as clicking a single button...Once you have checked the file, you will decide whether or not to download it to your PC.

VTzilla: Mozilla Firefox Browser Extension

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The VTzilla adds an option to the Context Menu which allows you to right-click on any URL and choose "Scan with Virus Total". VTzilla will also create a Virus Total toolbar, which if checked in View > Toolbars adds options in the browser to Scan the current site or Search Virus Total.

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 03:47 AM

Would be nice if they have one for Chrome, as I don't use Firefox often.

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 06:20 AM

It would but instead some stand-alone process investigative tools allow you to check files with VirusTotal and/or Jotti's virusscan.

Right-clicking on a process in Process Explorer or AnVir TaskManager Free allows you to send it to VirusTotal.

Right-clicking on a process in ProcessHacker or System Explorer allows you to send it (File Check) to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. Process Hacker also allows sending it to Comodo.
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Posted 07 November 2015 - 03:41 PM

Would be nice if they have one for Chrome, as I don't use Firefox often.


You mean like this Alex?

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/vtchromizer/efbjojhplkelaegfbieplglfidafgoka?hl=en

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 03:43 PM

Something like that, thanks Animal :) Added.

Too bad it does not offer to scan downloaded files with VT, but links are good enough.




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