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Author Topic: Trojan (false positive?)  (Read 1330 times)


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Trojan (false positive?)
« on: March 06, 2013, 08:18:18 AM »
Hi Mouser,

All of a sudden McAfee is saying the C:\Program Files\LaunchBarCommander\Tools\Nircmd\nircmd.exe (it has a modified date of 26/05/2009) is a trojan - see attachment.


Is this a false positive?  The McAfee version number is and I believe the definition file was updated today.


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Re: Trojan (false positive?)
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 09:52:58 AM »
Yes, it is a false positive. Seems a few antivirus companies have heuristics that bounce back and forth between liking and not liking that file. It's been going on for quite a long time.

In case you are unaware of the purpose of that file, there is detailed information about what the file does/can do here: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Basically, it gives you more features and functionality to play with, more things you can create shortcuts for in LaunchBar Commander. It's a power users tool.


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Re: Trojan (false positive?)
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 10:24:46 AM »
Exactly what app says.

If you are nervous you can always let McAfee delete the file without any ill effect - it's only used if you use the Nircommand menu in your launchbar which adds commands for doing things like restarting computer or starting screensaver, etc.