Spywareblaster 4.1 contains trojan?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by mwplayer, Sep 17, 2008.

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  1. mwplayer

    mwplayer Registered Member

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    Dear all,

    I was verifying the Spywareblaster from MajorGeeks.com through VirusTotal, and VBA32 found a trojan.

    VBA32 3.12.8.5 2008.09.16 Trojan.Fakealert.896

    I downloaded two other Spywareblaster from Download.com and Coral Distribution Network, and ran them through VirusTotal. Same thing came up.

    What's going on?

    MW
     
  2. jmonge

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    maybe a false positive
     
  3. Majorgeeks

    Majorgeeks Software Specialist

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    VBA32 finds more trojans then the nearest false positive king, Avast. Its a safe program has been for many years, use with confidence!
     
  4. noel08

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    Hi guys.

    Just been notified that Spyware Terminator has found Trojan generic 165605 on my computer, and that the infected file seems to have been spywareblastersetup32.exe in my Program Files. (after double checking, I found out that the last 'action' on my computer with regard to spywareblaster goes back to January 2007, sooo...) I asked Spyware Terminator to delete it, for whatever good THAT's worth. I also tried to delete the entire spywareblaster software from my computer, but was told that some elements couldn't be deleted and that they would have to be taken out manually.

    Judging from your responses, I *think* I need not worry that much about it. Correct? In any case, I hardly ever use that computer, so it's no biggie. Thanks for your input in helping this computer newbie.
     
  5. jmonge

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    are you meaning that spyware blaster contain a tojan?just becausethis av has few false positive doesnt mean that this antivirus found for sure a trojan in spyware blaster.spyware blaster is a good and safe app to run so it is a false positive.
    note:maybe if this person that reported a trojan found in spyware blaster he/she downloaded a fake spyware blaster or some thing like that.but as far as i know spyware blaster is safe app:thumb:
     
  6. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Hi,

    This is a false-positive on the part of VBA32. The file is legitimate and clean, and VBA32 is falsely detecting it.

    If everyone using VBA32 could please report this false-positive to VBA32 support, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Best regards and thanks,

    -Javacool
     
  7. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    thats what i told mwplayer
    that for sure it was a false positive.thanks javacool for the reply.:thumb:
     
  8. munckman

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    The same is happening to me with Rising Antivirus and have decided to allow Rising to quarantine Spywareblaster as a workaround. Then twice a month I un-quarantine SB and update it... not perfect but it takes less time and allows SB's effectiveness without having to deal with the false-positives as I have both VBA32 and Rising on different computers. Hopefully,VBA32 will be more responsive than Rising has been with this FP. I don't see any problems with how I am handling this annoyance. Do you?

    thanks
     
  9. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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    Hi munckman,

    I have SpywareBlaster with Rising in one configuration on the C: drive thanks to FD-ISR. I have SpywareBlaster whitelisted in Rising, so that might be the way to go. See screenshot. Cheers
     

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