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Author Topic: Backdoor Malware  (Read 2278 times)
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« on: November 15, 2008, 07:07:25 PM »

I have been using Find and Run for a few years now and think it's a great program. I am not updating each time an update comes out, my experience is sometimes when things work for you, don't mess with them.
Still, I do come back regularly to see if I am missing something and eventually will look for the upgrade.

Just wondering why the current version shows us with some alerts on Jotti or Virustotal: Backdoor.XiaoBird.42 (paranoid heuristics) (probable variant) - I assume this is a FP but is this something that could be cleared up with VBA?
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 07:21:58 PM »

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thats a very good indicator that this is a false positive alarm -- i find those "advanced" heuristics to be totally worthless and harmful.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 10:40:41 PM »

Unfortunately, reliable virus detection is a very hard game. You want to be able to find the really nasty malware (which can be pretty darn tricky at hiding itself), but you also want to avoid false positives. False positives (like FARR being marked as "a virus") are bad - and it happens even with "Non-niche" software; lately, AVG flagged a critical windows component as a virus. If it can happen to something as high-volume as that, it can certainly happen to DonationCoder software as well >_<
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