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#1 Arshad Parvez

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:20 AM


I also have installed Avast antivirus (free version).

I downloaded Cain and Abel for network management. When I tried to install Cain and Abel, Avast gave warning of malware. Following are the main contents of the alert:

Filename: C:\Program Files\Cain\Cain.exe\(UPX)
Malware name: Win32:Cain-B (Tool)
Malware type: Other potentially dangerous program

I have three options: Move/Rename, Delete, Move to Chest

I am also given the option : No Action

Now, I think that it is only a sort of preventive warning so that the program may not be used for bad intentions (knowing that it can also be used for hacking purposes)

Please suggest what should I do?



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#2 tg1911


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Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:52 AM

If you trust the software, choose No Action.
Also, add it to Avast's ignore list (I don't know how to do this using Avast), so that Cain & Abel isn't flagged every time you do a virus scan.

oxid.it is not a virii site
Antivirus vendors could have signatures for some of the programs on this site. Cain & Abel v2.0 for example has been classified as a low-risk trojan virus even if the program's features are all documented in the manual.rtf file and Abel (the server component) is completely visible (the blue icon in the system tray). I can assure to you that there are no viruses or hidden features in the programs from my site.Cain & Abel v2.0 does not infect files, it does not send your passwords over the Internet or anything like that....

Cain & Abel Publisher's Site

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