Old 31st August 2004, 20:29   #1
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nsis20.exe: is infected with Ad-ware:Totalvelocity.o? Doubt it...

I was scanning my computer recently with Kaspersky using the extended databases : Pronware, spyware, and malware.

It scanned thru NSIS20.exe and came up with Not-A-Virus:Totalvelocity.o. I was puzzled until it then scanned thru the latest snapshot development zip and scanned NSISUPDATE.exe and found the same file. I was curious, is this my scanner confusing things? I looked up totalvelocity on symantec and it said it was a annonymous data sender to totalvelocity.com so that couldn't be it.

I'm assuming this is either a mistake made by Kaspersky and it noticed similar code. Or spyware resides in NSIS? I'm highly doubting theres spyware so I thought I would ask your professional opinion on what this is.

This exe was from the sourceforge site. Seems as if that detection came from nsis updater.

I never ever goto any suspicious sites so I know the exe wasn't "Infected" by anything. I love your installer system alot and it kind of bothered me to see that odd detection in your software. I know this has to be a simple mistake. Keep up the good work on NSIS.

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Old 31st August 2004, 20:49   #2
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False positive. There are quite a few recent threads about this subject, scroll down a bit and you should be able to find all the information you need.

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Old 31st August 2004, 20:53   #3
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Oh sorry. I did a search before just to make sure and only saw the nsisdl.dll one. Are you refering to this?
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Old 31st August 2004, 21:00   #4
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Well, yes, but it's the same idea. All are false positives. There is also an old one with McAfee and NSISUpdate.exe. That one can be found in the bug tracker I think.

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Old 31st August 2004, 21:31   #5
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Indeed, you're right. Just another screwup at Kaspersky. Falsely detecting my favorite program in the world. ^_^. If only programming languages were this easy... but i love challenges. mwhahahahah.

Well thanks for the fast replys and keep up the good work on NSIS. Its a work of art. I would get ahold of Kaspersky.com and let them know about their mistake. Could scare off people people from learning this godly installer system.
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Norton, McAfee, Sophos, BitDefender, Kaspersky... How many more to go, kichik?

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Old 1st September 2004, 03:18   #7
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How about fixing their false postive?


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Norton, McAfee, Sophos, BitDefender, Kaspersky... How many more to go, kichik?
As many as possible.

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