[RC5] AVG detects dnet.exe as a trojan and deletes it

Anonymous bugmesticky at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 18 10:33:37 EDT 2007

Hmm, I forgot about AVG having its fancy-schnantzy heuristics
thingamajig in its newer versions--I would imagine that it would
complicate things. :-(

As for CA eTrust, though it plays nice with Distributed.net, I would
recommend staying away from it--I once had a copy of it on my system,
and decided to try Avast rather than pay the renewal, and was
surprised to find on my first full system scan that eTrust had missed
a Trojan that had been sitting there for months. So I'd recommend
staying clear of CA eTrust.

On 9/17/07, Kevin McCoy <kgmccoy at idk-inc.com> wrote:
> Anonymous wrote:
> > For those who would rather stay with their existing antivirus
> > solutions, though, isn't it possible to tell the antivirus program to
> > exempt it from scanning? Every antivirus program that I've used has
> > had that ability.
> >
> It wasn't immediately obvious in AVG as to how one exempts a program
> from deletion. Their tech support suggested turning off heuristics to
> prevent it from tracking down and killing the dnet service.
> I haven't tried that yet, since I am pretty mad about the whole thing.
> Grisoft's attitude about Dnet does not inspire me to want to spend more
> than a couple minutes on working around the problem. I will wait and see
> if they respond to my request to remove dnet from its list of Trojans.
> If they don't respond or do so negatively, I'm deleting the whole works.
> I normally use CA eTrust for our corporate AV, but it conflicts with a
> secure/encrypted web server proxy used by the law enforcement folks at
> my company. My users had to de-install eTrust to allow the proxy to work
> and replace it with *something-anything* to keep the malware at bay.
> Grisoft AVG appears to be a poor choice.
> CA eTrust and CA PestPatrol to their credit, leaves Dnet alone.
> Best regards,
> Kevin G. McCoy
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