[RC5] Another antivirus vendor has us.

Floppus Floppus at Chello.nl
Tue Jan 27 15:54:48 EST 2004

Several Anti-Virus companies have been contacted already. Detailed
information is very welcome in getting the anti-virus companies to
understand the problem and have them solve it.

I'd recommend to include:
- Distributed.net client version / type of package
- Anti-Virus name, its version, the dates of the definition files, language
- name of the file marked as virus, what virus the software says it is

It proves to be fairly hard to communicate with some of these companies. I
even encountered the following reply on a full explanation and included
client (translated):
"thank you for your e-mail, the .... virus was detected in your package. You
are saying this is a false alarm, but its not. This is NOT a false alarm!"

Several bugreports have been filed concerning different Anti-Virus vendors.
I would be very grateful if anyone that can add more detailed information
would do so.
http://n0cgi.distributed.net/bugs/ (try "virus" or "trojan" in the
quicksearch, or browse the open client bugs)



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fredrik Elversson" <sm7uge at spray.se>
To: "D.net Discussion" <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] Another antivirus vendor has us.

> I am running Panda Antivirus Platinum distributed in the network by Panda
> Administrator, all by last version and last signature file. I am almost
> that my dnetc.exe (not dnetc.com) version 486 running under Windows XP was
> detected as Trj/DistNet.A. I changed to version 486 and it didn't detect
> dnetc.exe as a virus anymore. I have had this problem since at least one
> two week ago.
> // Fred
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Toomas Aas" <toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee>
> To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 8:30 PM
> Subject: [RC5] Another antivirus vendor has us.
> > Hello!
> >
> > Kaspersky Antivirus 4.0.8 running on Netware server with definitions
> > last updated 23.01.2004 identified dnetc.com from Windows version
> > 2.9005.483 as 'TrojanDropper.Win32.DNet'
> >
> > The good news is that dnetc.com from Windows version 2.9007.486b was
> > not identified.
> > --
> > Toomas Aas | toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee |
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