Win32:Malware-gen

 

Avast has found, for the 2nd time, a bit of malware in TTS Voice Editor. I do have TTS Voice Editor installed and I've used it several times without a problem. Now Avast doesn't like it. If memory serves, the first time it complained about v2.84, this time its 2.86. The latest version on the web site is 2.89 which I have downloaded and scanned with Avast (no problem found) but haven't installed yet. There isn't any mention on the web site about any problems. Does anyone know what is going on? Is this real or is there something about the program that is falsely triggering Avast.

AVAST

I find AVAST a marginal product. If you're looking for a freebie, I'd look into Microsoft Security Essentials, Antivir or if you have Comcast as an ISP, Norton Security Suite.

Fred

Here`s a report by VirusTotal.com

Some antivirus are known to report false alarms from time to time. Now, I test my programs with VirusTotal.com.

0 out of 43 virus programs found a virus on the latest TTSVE program on my wikispace. See the report below:

File name: TTSVoiceEditor.exe
Submission date: 2011-01-18 02:58:08 (UTC)
Current status: finished
Result: 0 /43 (0.0%)

Compact Print results Antivirus Version Last Update Result
AhnLab-V3 2011.01.18.00 2011.01.17 -
AntiVir 7.11.1.163 2011.01.17 -
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 2011.01.18 -
Avast 4.8.1351.0 2011.01.17 -
Avast5 5.0.677.0 2011.01.17 -
AVG 10.0.0.1190 2011.01.18 -
BitDefender 7.2 2011.01.18 -
CAT-QuickHeal 11.00 2011.01.17 -
ClamAV 0.96.4.0 2011.01.18 -
Command 5.2.11.5 2011.01.18 -
Comodo 7424 2011.01.17 -
DrWeb 5.0.2.03300 2011.01.18 -
Emsisoft 5.1.0.1 2011.01.18 -
eSafe 7.0.17.0 2011.01.17 -
eTrust-Vet 36.1.8105 2011.01.17 -
F-Prot 4.6.2.117 2011.01.17 -
F-Secure 9.0.16160.0 2011.01.17 -
Fortinet 4.2.254.0 2011.01.16 -
GData 21 2011.01.17 -
Ikarus T3.1.1.97.0 2011.01.18 -
Jiangmin 13.0.900 2011.01.17 -
K7AntiVirus 9.77.3565 2011.01.17 -
Kaspersky 7.0.0.125 2011.01.18 -
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 2011.01.18 -
McAfee-GW-Edition 2010.1C 2011.01.17 -
Microsoft 1.6402 2011.01.17 -
NOD32 5795 2011.01.17 -
Norman 6.06.12 2011.01.17 -
nProtect 2011-01-17.01 2011.01.17 -
Panda 10.0.2.7 2011.01.17 -
PCTools 7.0.3.5 2011.01.18 -
Prevx 3.0 2011.01.18 -
Rising 22.83.00.03 2011.01.17 -
Sophos 4.61.0 2011.01.18 -
SUPERAntiSpyware 4.40.0.1006 2011.01.18 -
Symantec 20101.3.0.103 2011.01.18 -
TheHacker 6.7.0.1.115 2011.01.14 -
TrendMicro 9.120.0.1004 2011.01.17 -
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.120.0.1004 2011.01.18 -
VBA32 3.12.14.2 2011.01.17 -
VIPRE 8107 2011.01.18 -
ViRobot 2011.1.17.4259 2011.01.17 -
VirusBuster 13.6.151.0 2011.01.17 -

I disagree with the general

I disagree with the general sentiment regarding Avast. I had Norton and as soon as possible, I ditched it for Avast.

The big problem with Norton and McAfee is that the two have become so bloated as to be virtually unusable. Norton is perhaps the worst of the bunch in that even after uninstalling it you have to go back into the system and get rid of various things the uninstaller neglected to remove.

Norton's desire to control your system is the biggest reason I will NEVER have it on a computer again. I extend that prohibition to McAfee as well. My newest laptop came with a 15 month subscription to McAfee and I refuse to use the subscription, simply because I find McAfee unusable. To McAfee's credit, at least their uninstaller works.

All computers in my household (seven at last count, not including legacy machines running Win98 or less) are running either Avast, AVG, or Microsoft Security Essentials. Soon I'll test Comodo Antivirus to see how well it works, especially since I use their firewall.

To the OP, you have a false positive.

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False Positive

That's what I had about decided. As for Avast, I've used the free version for a number of years and liked it very well. When I bought this new computer I bought the subscription to Avast which includes their Firewall. Like you, Strephon_Alkhalikoi, I have used Norton and had nothing but trouble with my computer while it was installed and running (slow operations and freezing up). I used McAfee for a few years but dropped them when they went to the subscription model, suddenly the program I paid for didn't work with their new virus files.

Everyone has their favorite utilities and theirs is the only one any good. So don't bother telling me I'm wrong, I won't believe you. hehehe

I also won't run Norton. The

I also won't run Norton. The first thing I do when I set up a new computer is uninstall Norton then install Microsoft Security Essentials

Right now,

I'm trying Panda cloud Antivirus. Been using it for a couple of months and haven't had a single problem. And best of all, it's free.

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I installed Microsoft

I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on my wifes computer when it first came out.It does a good job.My neighbor had some problems with his computer.He was running AVG.Security Essentials found problems that AVG didn't show.

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Panda Cloud

After verizon droped the MSN premium with free McAfee, I used a 2 or 3 month trial of Panda Claoud about a year ago, but it wasn't free at the time, I been using Comodo Firewall and anti virus (also free)since with out any problems...

I have MSN with Verizon and

I have MSN with Verizon and they supply MaAfee free.A new version just came out and so far it has done the job.

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I agree

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

I disagree with the general sentiment regarding Avast. I had Norton and as soon as possible, I ditched it for Avast.

The big problem with Norton and McAfee is that the two have become so bloated as to be virtually unusable. Norton is perhaps the worst of the bunch in that even after uninstalling it you have to go back into the system and get rid of various things the uninstaller neglected to remove.

Norton's desire to control your system is the biggest reason I will NEVER have it on a computer again. I extend that prohibition to McAfee as well. My newest laptop came with a 15 month subscription to McAfee and I refuse to use the subscription, simply because I find McAfee unusable. To McAfee's credit, at least their uninstaller works.

All computers in my household (seven at last count, not including legacy machines running Win98 or less) are running either Avast, AVG, or Microsoft Security Essentials. Soon I'll test Comodo Antivirus to see how well it works, especially since I use their firewall.

To the OP, you have a false positive.

Norton was the product to use 15+ years ago, then Symantec bought the name and it's been downhill ever since. I have had to recover at least 3 systems where Norton was installed and they contracted trojans. I removed that P.O.S. product, cleaned them and installed AVG 8 (or 8.5). They have never had problems since. AVG 2011... Well that's another ball of wax altogether.... Becoming bloatware, but haven't haven't heard anything bad yet, IF you can get it to install cleanly. mad

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