Thunder Screenreader being flagged as malware

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by smage, Jun 5, 2009.

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  1. smage

    smage Registered Member

    Sep 13, 2008

    There is a free screen reader which is being flagged as malware.
    It can be downloaded from here:
    ht tp://

    It first started when I was using CIS 3.9, so I repoeted it as a false positive but Comodo did not correct it.

    So I uploaded the file to VirusTotal and 10 companies are flagging this as malware.

    ~VirusTotal results removed per Policy.~

    Now what should I do about this?
    Should I uninstall the program, or should I report this as a false positive to 10 companies?

    Thanks for your replies.
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  2. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

    Jul 28, 2002
    The Gateway to the Blue Hills,WI.
    I would uninstall it.
    If 10 companies are flagging the file, it's more likely that there is something wrong with it.
  3. smage

    smage Registered Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hi the Tester,

    Thanks for your reply.
    Finally Mcafee has recognised this false positive.

    "Avert™ Sample Analysis
    Issue Number:5341852
    Virus Researcher: Haowei Ren
    Detected as Generic!Artemis
    Identified: No Virus/Trojan
    McAfee Avert™ Labs, Singapore

    Thank you for submitting your suspicious file.
    Synopsis -

    McAfee(R) Avert(R) Labs researchers have examined the file in question and no malware was found.

    Solution -

    McAfee(R) Artemis technology provides real-time protection that secures enterprises and consumers from threats as they strike and much quicker than traditional signatures can be deployed. As Artemis is updated in real-time there is no requirement to wait for a full DAT update nor to use an EXTRA.DAT intermediate solution. Simply wait approximately 30 minutes and this false will no longer exist or trigger on your system. Depending on the network settings you have or the caching involved between your system and ours it may take slightly longer for this false alarm to be resolved."
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