[RC5] Various antivirus programs detect dnetc.exe and .scr as a trojan

John Vender jvender at ihug.com.au
Tue Sep 18 07:26:53 EDT 2007


On 18/09/2007, at 8:20 PM, Fredrik Elversson wrote:

> For everyones information, and especially the staff at  
> distributed.net:
>
> I downloaded the latest version of dnetc client for Windows  
> (2.9013-499) and uploaded the dnetc.exe to virustotal.com and  
> here's the results:
>
>
> BitDefender            7.2    2007.09.18    Trojan.Proxy.Distnet.J
> Fortinet          3.11.0.0    2007.09.18    DistNet!tr
> McAfee               5121    2007.09.17    Proxy-DistNet
> Sophos             4.21.0    2007.09.18    Mal/Generic-A
> Webwasher-
> Gateway             6.0.1    2007.09.18    Win32.NewMalware.CM!539136
>
> Ánd the dnetc.scr give the following results:
>
> AntiVir                7.6.0.10    2007.09.18    TR/Proxy.Distnet.H.1
> BitDefender                7.2    2007.09.18    Trojan.Proxy.Distnet.H
> CAT-QuickHeal         9.00    2007.09.17    (Suspicious) - DNAScan
> eSafe                 7.0.15.0    2007.09.17    Suspicious Trojan/Worm
> Fortinet              3.11.0.0    2007.09.18    DistNet!tr
> McAfee                   5121    2007.09.17    Proxy-DistNet
> Panda                  9.0.0.4    2007.09.17    Generic Trojan
> Sunbelt             2.2.907.0    2007.09.15    Trojan-Proxy.Distnet.H
> Webwasher-
> Gateway                  6.0.1    2007.09.18     
> Trojan.Proxy.Distnet.H.1
>
>
> I read several other users opinion to exlude the folder or files  
> from scanning by antivirus programs. I am not a fan of this... so  
> as long as distributed is treated as a trojan, it's not running on  
> my computer(s).
>
>
> // Fredrik

Hi Fredrik,

if you choose to accept the ignorance of those anti-virus software  
makers in totally wrongly misclassifying dnetc as malware that is  
your choice but it does not mean by any means it is malware. It is  
simply that these people have seen it installed by trojans (fully  
agreed that is a bad thing but it doesn't by any means make dnetc  
malware). It is a sad fact that these companies don't feel like doing  
their research and are perfectly happy to cast a very negative light  
on something that is totally innocent because they couldn't be  
bothered getting the facts.

Regards,

John




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