What's your opinion on this A2 findings?

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    Startup Mechanic was also some kind of spyware program detector, when installing their newer version 2.5 it also bundles a program Foxie Suite, so I also installed it. But after A2 Squared scans it identifies them as Trojan. :p

    What should I do? o_O Is it really possible that the trusted anti-trojan scanner can make a mistakes? :rolleyes: o_O
     
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    I forgot to attach this snap shot from my above question. :oops:

    Here's the findings it found by A2 after the scans...
     

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  3. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    You better contact them, most likely a FP. :)
     
  4. A Lurker

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    Hi Guys, I noticed download.com has removed foxie from its listings, most likely because it contains malware? This may not be a false positive. Is foxie force installed from Startup Mechanic?
     
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    What made me think twice and hesitates was that only A2 squared detects them as Trojans, while my Ewido scanner (and other scanners) didn't recognize them as Trojans. So I can't really decide if I can really trust this findings. :(
     
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  6. POS

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    While download.com has removed foxie from its listings, I would trust a².
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    A-squared evaluates a file based on how that file ACTS as well as based on signatures. If a file ACTS like a nasty, A-squared will flag it.

    I often get an alert flag from A-squared when installing an anti-malware program. For example, both A-squared and DrWeb flagged BitDefender's updater as I was installing a trial copy. I THINK this was because BD's updater wants to install a little *server* in my computer -- that's also a typical action of a trojan.

    I do NOT want A-squared or DrWeb to stop letting me know when they spot such malware-like actions. I would rather have the minor inconvenience of having to exclude friendly programs from such scans INSTEAD OF having a possible nasty get in because my protection is trying to avoid a False Positive at all costs.

    When it comes to security programs I prefer a Rottweiler to a kitty cat. A-squared is a Rottweiler. Grrrrrr. "Sic 'em, boy!"
     
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    This is starting to make more sense... I also see CCleaner being tagged as Trojan-Dropper on my machine, now I'm assuming it's due to the run-time update notifier being detected. Sounds like I should be emailing CCleaner about this, not A2. Or I could email them both and see where it goes...
     
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    This A-Squared app sounds very interesting - for those of us too lazy to google it, could someone provide a link?
     
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    Startup Mechanic 2.5 and Foxie Suite are both anti-spyware programs and also free. I was then now thinking that there's really some kind of cold war between and among anti-spywares programs..:rolleyes: .. and maybe, some of them will try knocking out one another..:D
     
  12. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    We just had a look at the uninst.exe of the foxie installation we have in our whitelist and this file is definitely clean - looks like a false positive of a² on the NSIS installer... And CCleaner should also not get detected, at least not by the filescanner.
     
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