Shadow Defender Controversial

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  1. rebelscum0000

    rebelscum0000 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I upload Shadow Defender (SD1.1.0.325_Setup.exe) at Virus Total and the result is 4/ 43 (9.3%), Norman and Sophos are good AV ther others I have not tried.

    The Bad
    2 VT Community user(s) with a total of 2 reputation credit(s) say(s) this sample is goodware. 1 VT Community user(s) with a total of 1 reputation credit(s) say(s) this sample is malware.

    How can the VT commuty users say(s) if is a goodware or malware if

    Remember that when you write comments as an anonymous user they receive the lowest possible reputation. So if you have not signed in yet don't forget to do so

    The 3 VT Community user are anonymous

    The Controversial
    Some AV are reporting this software as malware

    The VT results
    The result is 4/ 43 (9.3%)

    The True
    Is up to you, what do you think?
     
  2. Boost

    Boost Registered Member

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    This has been discussed numerous times already,as long as you download from ShadowDefenders main website,your fine.
     
  3. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    I've been using Shadow Defender for many years.
    There is nothing suspicious to worry about.
     
  4. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

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    +1
    I've been using shadowdefender and I think thats a FP my friend.
     
  5. 1000db

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    I am currently trying out Sophos and it does indeed flag it as suspicious by behavior. This is most likely due to the fact that Shadow Defender is not widely used and it loads a driver. The remaining 3 AV's that actually detect it as malware (detected by signature) should not be considered as reliable evidence that Shadow Defender is malicious. Not only do these 3 have poor detection rates, but they are prone to false positives. If you are concerned enough, try submitting the SD install to those companies for further analysis. Or perhaps you could find a Wilders member that has used SD since the time it was supported and compare the checksums of the installer; this might serve to bolster confidence.
     
  6. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Shadow Defender is a legit program, as long as you downloaded from a trusted source I would bet that it is just some FP's from VT. Scan with some on demand scanners and check the results.
     
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  7. cm1971

    cm1971 Registered Member

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    This plus I have seen security experts recommend Shadow Defender. I don't think it would be so highly regarded if it was malware.
     
  8. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

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    As already stated. Download it from SD's site only, and then check the MD5 checksum. If you do this then you have nothing to worry about.
     
  9. Franklin

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    VT community rating has just changed. ;)

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  10. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    It may be how the installer is packed as well. VT isnt really very reliable in itself.
     
  11. rebelscum0000

    rebelscum0000 Registered Member

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    HI,

    Thank you for all the this information no matter if this has been discussed numerous times already... :D the most dump thing someone can do is NOT to ask

    BTW
    Did you notice the Forum is gone?

    The Bad
    Without Tony, users and the moderator tried to solve some issues, very good information were posted there

    The Controversial

    Maybe because is new year in China, the forum is under maintenance, or such as said is gone forever

    The Good

    I am proud member of Wilders Security Forums, and with wise members like you why do I need Expert Exchange?

    Thank you
     
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  12. QQ2595

    QQ2595 Registered Member

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    where is Tony now?
     
  13. rebelscum0000

    rebelscum0000 Registered Member

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    Nobody knows where he is, maybe he is in jail, ill or died, but IMHO he is hiding, and he is behind Phantom Armor....
     
  14. Serapis

    Serapis Registered Member

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    Since you are from China, its easier for you to sift throught the forums there and give us a clue about Tony's whereabouts?
     
  15. atomomega

    atomomega Registered Member

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    No way! How could he be behind that crap? I tend to think he's somehow related to another great Chinese project

    By the way, nice to see somebody from Mexico City. Saludos desde Ecatepec. ;)
     
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