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Unread post by sydwert » March 25th, 2009, 10:11 am

downloaded from the mirrors on the melty_blood_release_flurry page, all the same problem
Norton Internet Security 2008 protection updates 24/3/2009 detected backdoor.graybird in this MBAC english patch.
from the symantec website:
Also Known As: Backdoor.GrayBird [KAV], BackDoor-ARR [McAfee]
Type: Trojan Horse

it's detected and deleted while still in the firefox cache as a temporary file.
this IS a false positive right?

Windows Vista SP1
i dont see how the rest of my hardware can cause this...
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Unread post by nobaka » March 26th, 2009, 3:37 am

I've never had any issue with detecting a virus. And I even manually scan every file I download. :P

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Unread post by Message » March 26th, 2009, 12:04 pm

This is a false positive, undoubtedly introduced with a recent virus definitions update. Apparently the installer has some file or operation properties that make it look like graybird. I've seen several tests/reviews that reported Norton Internet Security to detect an exceptionally large amount of false positives, so in that light this may not be a special case.

Please report the problem to Symantec, with a link to the file that is reported as infected. They will investigate the file, and when they find that it is indeed a false positive they will update their virus definitions accordingly.

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Unread post by tetraSky » April 4th, 2009, 5:22 am

I'm also getting that false positive with Norton Internet Security 2009.

Here's the link for anyone interested in reporting to Symantec.
(Well, I hope that is the right link... As I have just sent a report to them just now)

Ah but, the strange thing is, disabling Norton to completely download the patch and then scanning the file, resulted in 0 trojan/virus found and the patch wasn't deleted.

Meaning, this false positive only happens when the patch isn't fully downloaded.

Is what I would like to say but...
Once installed, graybird is found again... Reg.exe seems to be the culprit. There's also a file called "Installed.dat" in system32 that was detected alongside it.

Today, May 6 2009, a little over one month after, I tried to install MBAC, it worked flawlessly, Reg.exe is not longer Identified as a virus.

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