VLC Media Player Flagged

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by STV0726, Aug 15, 2011.

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  1. STV0726

    STV0726 Registered Member

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    VLC Media Player flagged as malware as I launched it today. Didn't happen last week. :-/

    NOTE: I don't normally post false positives here, I usually send them to support. Just thought I'd share this one since it's a well-known, popular freeware. :)
     

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  2. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    Can't see any point in posting FP (popular freeware or not), you only can expect the answer it'll inevitably bring from Prevx, as always.
    Why not co-operate with their recommendations? : https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1485337&postcount=1
     
  3. pegas

    pegas Registered Member

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    Although I am using WSA beta I am getting no FP for VLC. I suggest to lower heuristics.
     
  4. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Both Dermot7 & pegas are correct! As per policy this thread is closed!

    TH
     
  5. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    This "FP" was due to maximum heuristics - you may want to lower them (Community.OuterEdge is correct as it is a new version of VLC).
     
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