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#1 Darthy

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 08:59 PM

Is it safe to use ccleaner? Kaspersky tells us that it is a virus. What do you think about this tool?

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 09:30 PM

Hi Darthy, many here at BC and I use and recommend it. I'm sure you'll see more posts favoring it. A quick search of BC will result in 27 pages of refereneces to the product with most of them as being used in a fix.
Unfortunately I do not use Kapersky so Someone else will have to provide that answer.

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#3 Darthy

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 07:42 AM

Hi boopme, thanks for your answer and links.
I will wait for one or two more answers by guys that use Kaspersky anti-virus.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 07:49 AM

You could visit CCleaner Forums--

http://forum.ccleaner.com/

Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 07:53 AM

I don't use Kapersky, but I do use CCleaner. There is a lot of programs that different AV's will pick up as "bad" or as a virus or even a possible virus. At work, we used to use nortons, and it would never let us install Adobe Photoshop 5.0 because it said that it was a virus :thumbsup: . I've had the same thing happen at home, but with certain games and a few programs, where the AV will pick up a game or program during installation as a virus and won't allow the installation to complete.

Perhaps you could add "Kapersky" in the title question someplace? This might attract more Kapersky users to this topic.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:11 AM

I don't understand this eiether Darthy.
How excactly did Kapersky put it?
I mean what was the excact phrase / terminology of
Kapersky saying that CCleaner is a virus?
Could you be more specific please?

I just searched Kapersky's site for any reference of
CCleaner being a virus and came up empty.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:45 AM

The message it gives is:
źnot-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.PsKill n╗.
What do this means?
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:55 AM

It is a false positive.
I wouldn't worry.


Quote of MrG's [Administrator @ CCleaner Forums]

http://forum.ccleaner.com/index.php?showtopic=4759

Hi all...

There seems to be an unresolved problem with Kaspersky's antivirus tool,
as it's still flagging CCleaner as "risk ware". There is of course no virus
in CCleaner. It's calling it riskware as it's finding a Process Killing function
in the installer, which is used to make sure CCleaner isn't running before
copying the new version across. (This is a standard feature and is used by
many application installers)

So far Kaspersky have been unhelpful and have not said they are working
to fix the problem. Even though it will reflect badly on both our products.
In fact they're not even acknowledging it is a problem.

Anyway... in summary it's a false positive detection so there's nothing to
worry about. smile.gif

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Further down a member states:

At Jotti it's only KAV that is producing the false positive with CCleaner Slim 'ccsetup128_slim.exe':
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Found not-a-virus:Risk Tool.Win32.PsKill.n


Edited by Scarlett, 24 July 2006 - 08:57 AM.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:12 AM

Thanks Scarlett, and thanks to all of you too.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:30 AM

I actually had that same exact malware message during a malware scan; however, Kaspersky labeled the installation program and not the actual program as WinDropper with the exact same "description" that you posted. Since I am a frequent CCleaner user, I would certainly believe that CCleaner is not malware but one of the most amazing freeware (supreware!) tools out their.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:28 AM

Your so welcome Darthy. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 August 2006 - 10:00 PM

hello,

I am a kaspersky user and im also using ccleaner..... and never encountered any problem.... ccleaner is a great tool...

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:43 AM

If CCleaner is a bad tool, I want more bad tools like this; It works great for me on my home computer and the several work computers.
PS i don't have kaspersky on any of these computers.

Edited by Layback Bear, 31 December 2006 - 10:44 AM.





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