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False positives in au3 extensions
Posted by: panzer
Date: December 09, 2010 10:52AM

SuperAntispyware flagged Tinyplus.exe as a some kind of threat. Is this a false positive?

I will try to check it again later in the afternoon and will come back with some more details although I am positive it is a false positive.

Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2010 01:00PM by disrupted.

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Re: tinyURL plus
Posted by: panzer
Date: December 09, 2010 06:55PM



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Re: tinyURL plus
Posted by: disrupted
Date: December 10, 2010 10:11PM

yes, all false positives, check the disclaimer:

the problem is in heuristic scans which is common now with most antiviruses. those scans don't really scan any upx binaries so they don't know what they really do and the antiv devs decided if we can't scan it then it's a virus. this is a very dumb way of handling scans as it caused serious damages to system files which they couldn't properly determine-like the mcafee svchost scandal

many programs suffer from this problem

if it still makes you uneasy, just delete the compiled binaries and compile the source using the autoit compiler and make sure to cpmpile without any compression, otherwise the antivirus will still flag your manually compiled binary.
the catch is, uncompiled binaries are more than double the size of upx

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Re: tinyURL plus
Posted by: panzer
Date: December 11, 2010 07:39AM

Thanx, Disrupted. I thought they were false positives, but I just had to ask.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2010 09:29AM by panzer.

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