XNeat Identified as Malware

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by Jules Blue, Sep 19, 2010.

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  1. Jules Blue

    Jules Blue Registered Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    I occasionally use the following application:-


    It enables you to package an "html" file into a ".exe", and to encrypt your code with 128 bit AES encryption.

    I actually don't use it any more, so it is not really a problem, just an interest.

    Last week Prevx identified one of my self-created packages (created in 2008!) "neat.exe" as High Risk Cloaked Malware (but it ignored the other exe files I had created using the same software). I let Prevx delete it, as it was an old file.

    Then today it identifed "eb.exe" (again which I had created) as High Risk Cloaked Malware. The file was created and last modified (by me) on 14th October 2008.

    Questions arising:-

    1. Why did it take Prevx over a year to decide that "neat.exe" is a problem. It has been on my system since I first installed Prevx.

    2. Why did Prevx not pick up "eb.exe" last week, at the same time as "neat.exe"? There are several other files it has not yet identified!

    3. Is the AES encryption causing Prevx to default to "dangerous" (as a precaution)? If so, is there any way to let me tell Prevx to automatically treat the file as safe (there is no option in the clean up warning once it has been triggered).

    Jules Blue
  2. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

    Nov 20, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
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