[RC5] Norton AntiVirus false positive

Scott Dodson sdodson at eagle4.cc.gasou.edu
Mon Nov 10 16:01:41 EST 2003


We have had several reports from users that Norton AV 2003 is
detecting the file dnetc.com from build 483 as a Trojan.  We
have confirmed this as well as confirming that Norton AV
corporate edition 8 has the same behavior.  Both versions are
using definitions dated November 5th, 2003.

We have verified the authenticity of the files using the original
PGP signatures created when the builds were made. The files
have not been modified in any way.  We are currently working with Symantec
to resolve this issue and hope to have it resolved with the next
edition of definitions.

Symantec has in the past worked with us to resolve these issues and
has published this description of distributed.net and our client :
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2000101607584306

If you have any concerns please feel free to e-mail help at distributed.net

Thanks,
Scott
sdodson at sdodson.com
sdodson at distributed.net


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