My Antivirus is being detected as spyware

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by AnthonyG, Sep 2, 2004.

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  1. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Registered Member

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    I wasnt entirely sure whether to post this in the Spyware or Antivirus forum, but i have just done a search with Spydoctor 2.1 and it has found this as very hight risk spyware

    C:\PROGRAM FILES\Network Associates\VirusScan\bho.dll

    Im not sure but i think this is my Mcafee enterprise.

    If so what do i do, is it spyware or not.

    Thanks
     
  2. FPKing

    FPKing Guest

    Looks like a false positive?
     
  3. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    I would suggest you take a look @ the below links concerning such products as Spydoctor and consider only using Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products.

    This link---> Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites
    This link---> Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products
     
  4. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Registered Member

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    Sorry my mistake it was actually spyware doctor 2.1 i done the search with,

    Is this one ok to use

    Sorry about that
     
  5. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    I don't see a spywaredoctor on the rogue list there, but even I (not exactly a Macaffee fan) know that there's no spyware there.
     
  6. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Well....Spyware Doctor is a new up and coming spyware removal program. One of it's present downfalls is shown with your false positive concerning a legit Network Associates file. While it's detection process does use hashed file signatures and file properties....one of it's main downfalls is it's simple filename matching....as shown in your case. I personally will not place this on the list of spyware removal programs I recommend to family\friends....BUT....I will keep up with it's progress concerning it's future detection process and definitions database.
     
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