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#1 DSTM

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 09:09 AM

Downloaded 'SIW' on the 5/20/07 and had no problems. Just now got a notice from Avast Antivirus.
SIW.EXE C\:Documents and Settings\ Doug ......... WIN32:Trogan-GE....
In Quarantine at present. Wondering why all of a sudden after 1 month,I should get this notice.I contacted other Members via PM and they assure me SIW is as safe as houses.Anyone have an answer to why this has occured,as I quite like SIW.
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 09:14 AM

Might be a false positive. Try uploading the file at Jotti and see what it says.
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 09:17 AM

I think its a false-positive from Avast.

You beat me to it....

An online scan would do you good to put your mind at ease.

Edited by jwinathome, 20 June 2007 - 09:18 AM.


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Posted 20 June 2007 - 09:27 AM

Will do, and thanks for your responses'Budapest' and 'Jwinathome' Much appreciated. :thumbsup:















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Posted 20 June 2007 - 09:33 AM

SIW has one tool in it that finds some passwords. That could be what Avast found. Just a guess.
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:12 AM

Was trogan the actual spelling or was it trojan? From doing a little reading it looks like this is not unusual for Avast, one of the suggested remedies was to switch to AVG. :thumbsup:

btw...I have SIW loaded on my puter, it's a great little utility, but if you will notice there is a disclaimer that will appear which reads "Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed", I have seen it produce inaccurate information about RAM. I also use AVG and have not had any false positives with it.

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:28 AM

Was trogan the actual spelling or was it trojan? From doing a little reading it looks like this is not unusual for Avast, one of the suggested remedies was to switch to AVG. :thumbsup:

btw...I have SIW loaded on my puter, it's a great little utility, but if you will notice there is a disclaimer that will appear which reads "Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed", I have seen it produce inaccurate information about RAM. I also use AVG and have not had any false positives with it.

Checked and the correct spelling is Trojan 'dc3' My mistake. I will use AVG from now on, and also their AntiSpyware. :flowers:















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Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:50 AM

Looks like the same problem SIW had with TrendMicro, recently:

Thursday, May 03, 2007
SIW 1.68 and Trend Micro Internet Security 2007

Today I got 5 reports that the recent update of the Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 finds the SIW 1.68 (English Version only) infected with a "TROJ_Generic" virus.
The Multilanguage Version is fine.
I've contacted Trend Micro by email and I got the following reply:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your email. A Service Request has been created to address your concerns.
Here are the details:
Service Request Number: 1-88278459
Accepted Time: 5/4/2007 1:58:11 AM [(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London]
Expected Response: Within 48 Hours

http://blog.gtopala.com/2007/05/siw-168-an...o-internet.html

Which was later resolved:

Sunday, May 13, 2007
SIW 1.68 and Trend Micro - problem solved

The latest signature file for Trend Micro Internet Security recognizes SIW.
Here is the old signature file (SIW is detected as infected with a "TROJ_Generic" virus).

http://blog.gtopala.com/2007/05/siw-168-an...lem-solved.html
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:09 PM

Thanks for that information,'tg1911' Very interesting. :thumbsup:
That was the first False Positive,I had with Avast.


















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