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July 18, 2011, 12:14:19 PM
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AVG also detects your cracks and keygens for your pirated software, whats new?

That's because cracks and keygens are trojans, more often than not.

They do it on purpose. I read once the article from antivirus company where they mentioned they remove certain keygens, because they target the other software that company sells. Makes sense. And if they protect themselves that way, they could protect others too, if some other company will ask nicely.
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July 18, 2011, 12:29:22 PM
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AVG protects you from everything that isn't consumer mainstream. Carry on citizen  Embarrassed

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July 18, 2011, 01:17:02 PM
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The screenshot looks like the program decided based on heuristics. It detected P2P activity for example. This is probably not a manual black-listing action but an automatic heuristic.

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July 18, 2011, 02:38:51 PM
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avira detects guiminer for me but not bitcoin, its either a false positive or a warning not a detection
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July 18, 2011, 09:54:59 PM
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Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool detects latest poclbm.exe as destructive tool. Have that in mind when running a scan.
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July 18, 2011, 10:17:36 PM
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Why is AVG antivirus claiming bitcoin is malware and deleting from my pc?

Same for me just started detecting it as an malware WTF!!!
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July 18, 2011, 10:17:45 PM
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Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool detects latest poclbm.exe as destructive tool. Have that in mind when running a scan.
In the meantime, couldn't you do us all a favor and report it as a false positive?
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July 18, 2011, 10:23:47 PM
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THis probably happens because botnets are probably distributing bitcoin in order to mine on zombie computers... and as a few people find the intrusion and send the unwanted files they found on their machine to AV labs for analysis, it results in bitcoin executables being flagged as malware.

This is scary and definitely doesn't help bitcoin a bit...
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July 18, 2011, 10:30:00 PM
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I had ufasoft miner reported as a "trojan (generic)" (IOW heuristics probably) by sunbelt and reported it as a false positive.  It is now a potentially unwanted program with them, which is fine, so are lots of other useful tools (including syslog servers and tftp servers).  I realize free programs might not have instant or great support, but we need to submit these files and note that they are false positives so that signatures can be put in place to recognize them as what they are.  Regarding them being submitted for analysis, this shouldn't lead to them being marked as something they aren't, that isn't very thorough analysis, but if most detections are heuristic, then a signature that says it's potentially unwanted is certainly preferred to a guess at what baddie it is.
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July 20, 2011, 11:19:40 AM
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Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool detects latest poclbm.exe as destructive tool. Have that in mind when running a scan.
In the meantime, couldn't you do us all a favor and report it as a false positive?
Couldn't find report option, it's just a cleaning tool.
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July 20, 2011, 01:40:40 PM
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Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool detects latest poclbm.exe as destructive tool. Have that in mind when running a scan.
In the meantime, couldn't you do us all a favor and report it as a false positive?
Couldn't find report option, it's just a cleaning tool.
For the record, I SUCK at searching.  That said, ONE search with YAHOO:
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AsGZb8flldWyGZiwxiMxilWbvZx4?p=kapersky+false+positive+report&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-374
The FIRST result lead me here:
http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=13881
That KAPERSKY GLOBAL MODEATOR'S post lead me here:
http://support.kaspersky.com/virlab/helpdesk.html
That submission form that allows for attached files has a drop down that includes 'False alarm on a file' and 'False alarm on a web resource'.

No offense to you, but seriously, where where exactly did you look for a report option?  In the scanner itself?  (That would be the most logical and understandable explanation for not finding one, but I've never seen an option to report a false positive within an AV program)

Also for the record, emphasized words are to show just how simple this was to find (it was about 10 times easier than I expected, especially since Yahoo and Google are far from the same when it comes to search results).
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July 20, 2011, 04:23:34 PM
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http://www.av-comparatives.org/

i only trust Avira, Malwarebytes.org & System Restore.

i had a virus that no other could eliminate, norton, kapersky, etc...

it was a virus a few years back, that eats the cpu doing nothing...
it killed some laptops with bad cooling, compaq 3000

i though it was a virus designed to kill pcs, but now i know what it really was doing...  Grin
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