AntiVir flags Sumo as ADSPY

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Rico, May 14, 2009.

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Antivir flagged SUMO's install (latest ver) contains virus. Previous vers. of SUMO were not flagged by Antivir..

    Take Care
    Rico
     

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    PROROOTECT Registered Member

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    Re: Sumo Virus

    Maybe NEW RelevantKnowledge (like bad memories ...o_O )?
     
  3. renegade08

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    Many Av's are alerting when downloading Sumo.
    BTW there is lite version of developer site and i think that no Av will flag it as adware.
     
  4. TonyW

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    This will be because of RelevantKnowledge, and users have the option to install that or not along with SuMo. However, I think it's a mistake on Kyle's part to bundle it even though there is a lite version without this as it seems RK is listed as adware/spyware by some AVs and the domains owned by them are on several domain block lists (hpHosts for example).
     
  5. Rico

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    Previous ver. of Sumo did not react like this. For me Sumo is history & all his other products as well. He posts here in a Security forum & allows malware in his apps. Something not quite right here.

    Take Care
    Rico
     
  6. innerpeace

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    More reading about Relevant Knowledge can be seen starting with post #169 in the KCleaner thread.

    Or just look here for more info on the KC Softwares' site.
     
  7. Kyle_Katarn

    Kyle_Katarn Registered Member

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    Use "Lite" version instead which do NOT contain RK at all.
     
  8. TonyW

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    If you can provide a version without RK, why bother with it at all?

    If it's to keep the software free then I'm sure most users would be happy to pay a nominal fee to keep it going.
     
  9. Kyle_Katarn

    Kyle_Katarn Registered Member

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    Shareware is not an appropriate solution. I'm making a benchmark, comparing SUMo with AudioGrail, which do not have RK but requires a 15 USD licence. It generates less than 10 sales per month...

    I think that an "optionnal" sponsor, with the possibility to even download a free of sponsor version is the best compromise today.
     
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