Are you working on solving Ipoker false positives?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by ssecure, May 31, 2009.

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  1. ssecure

    ssecure Registered Member

    May 29, 2009
    Hi, as you probably know eset and nod32 like to flag all ipoker software as malware. I want to know whats being done to correct the situation?

    Is there smth actually in the poker client that compromised security like idk....are they spying on the players to see if they're using bots.....are they taking screenshots of the desktop (btw both of these practices were/are employed by famost poker rooms so it's not fud or paranoia).

    If the ipoker client is safe if you get it from proper place then why hasnt this false positive been corrected by now?

    Afaik the case was some ppl were using ipoker software to distribute malware or adware? I'm guessing they were rogues and not the poker rooms themselfs correct?

    My last experience downloading ipoker client was bad to say the least. I couldnt download it, I think I had to disable AV completely, probably even the firewall because that thing patrols inwards too now....then after I installed it I turned everything back on and either immidietly or on the next scan it quaranteened some file from the ipoker folder....The client seemed to work fine after that although I think eset quaranteened the main .exe file lol....Not sure how thats possible but thats how I remember it. Any chance that was the malware? Btw I used eset security 3 then I think.

    If the ipoker client is safe then why don't you work with them to find solution or stop flagging it. It's the 2 or 3rd largest poker network online so its time to resolve this long standing issue.

    Also in the meantime pls suggest the safest way I can get/download and install ipoker clients with the least amount of security compromise. I use eset security 4. Thanks.
    Last edited: May 31, 2009
  2. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

    Apr 4, 2006

    Without the following information it is difficult to respond:
    • Which version of ESET Smart Security are you using?
    • What is its virus signature database version?
    • Name and version of the software you believe is a false positive.
    • Software author's web site
    • Copy of threat report from the log file.
    With that information, it is possible to begin investigating the issue.


    Aryeh Goretsky
  3. ssecure

    ssecure Registered Member

    May 29, 2009
    Well when I had the problems I was using eset smart security 3 few months ago.... But it really doesnt matter because it was general issue with pretty much ALL ipoker clients and ALL eset products (nod32 and smart security).

    To my knowledge this problem isnt fixed to this day, and it wasnt fixed in eset 4, though there is a small chance I may be wrong.

    You can test what I'm talking about pretty easy....just get list of ipoker sites and try downloading their clients, usually they will get flagged immidiately....titan poker, vc poker, william hill, dirty stack poker, come to mind but there are lot more ipoker rooms.

    Anyway 3rd biggest poker network, tens of thousands of people play there daily so I think its worth the effort to get to the bottom of this.

    In the meantime can you suggest ways that will allow me to install and use programs that may get flagged by eset smart security? Is there a way for me to specifically allow this one setup so I dont have to disable the AV completely or disable the real time protection? Also after its installed how do I stop eset from deleting parts of its folder like it did last time?

  4. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Nov 22, 2002
    This is not false positive. All Casino/Poker applications are affiliated with malware writers and often spread as spam. The subject varies - "Vegas Casino", "Fiesta Casino", "Your casino account", etc. and the body contains "No interested in getting 2,500euro Free? Then don't read on:", "Win, win with us - our Vegas & Royal casino for you. Welcome!", Get a Cool 400euro bonus, only at Euro Club Casino", etc.

    It's really bad business they're doing. These applications will continue being detected as potentially unwanted applications which means the users must enable detection of them intentionally and thus agree with detection of stuff like this.

    Having said that, we'll draw this thread to a close.
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