Trojan in Vaz Modular 3 Demo?

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ASch
KVRer
14 posts since 23 Nov, 2010

Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:16 pm

I'm trying to post a message here, but the system keeps telling my post is SPAMMY...

ASch

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KVRAF
5750 posts since 8 May, 2008 from ssssskipping ......... I left you there

Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:28 pm

You can upload the file here to be checked by more than 40 antiviruses:

http://www.virustotal.com/

Audio applications use to trigger a lot of false positives, so if you got your copy from the developer or an authorized dealer chances are that everything is ok.

As for the antispam system, it's oversensitive when you have less than five posts.

ASch
KVRer
14 posts since 23 Nov, 2010

Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:38 pm

Thanks, yes I guess the file is probably safe, by McAfee won't let me run the demo. I'm not that keen to turn off my AV software... :-(

projectdan
KVRian
1109 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:43 pm

SuperAntispyware also classes Vaz Modular as a trojan, I reported it as a suspected false positive to them a while ago.

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KVRAF
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:47 pm

You do the right thing trusting your antivirus even if you think it's wrong. As I said, you can try uploading it to virustotal, it's like a joint venture of all the main security firms to help identify new malware. Also, you can report a false positive to McAfee to be sure.

Meffy
Skunk Mod
20464 posts since 10 Jun, 2004 from Pony Pasture

Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:14 pm

virustotal: Now that's cool. Didn't know about that, though you or other people have probably posted it before. Shows how scatterbrained I am.

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KVRAF
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:34 pm

It's great but one need to know how to interpret the results. Obviously, if more that 20-30 of the included engines tell you that your file is bad, it surely is bad.

But you can also got a 2 out of 45 detection. In this case, if the file is old it probably is a false positive. If the file is new it's better to quarantine it and wait a week or so to test it again. If now more engines say that it's bad.....it stinks.

ASch
KVRer
14 posts since 23 Nov, 2010

Post Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:47 am

Thanks for the help.

I was thrown because I'd just installed the latest update to Vaz Modular 2 (I've been a user for a while) and got no problems from my AV program. But when I installed the v3 demo my AV prevented the program from running. I can't see how to add an exception locally and, although I can report the issue to McAfee, I think I'm going to change my AV. I'd like to upgrade to v3, and I don't want to have to worry about whether my "security" settings will get in the way!

Thanks

ASch

ASch
KVRer
14 posts since 23 Nov, 2010

Post Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:23 am

Hi Folks,

Just thought I'd bring you up to date...

I didn't find McAfee's support very supportive. So, I've ditched McAfee and gone back to ZoneAlarm for the firewall and AVG for the anti-virus, both free (ran them for years without problems until I got this new computer) and now Vaz Mod 3 is running without any complaints from the security layer.

Thanks

Andreas

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