virus?

Alex K. Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 22:02:45 +0000


That's the same version that I have, and I've done a couple of full scans in
the last few days.

If it will allow you to right-click and check the properties, you will
likely see that it is something like 3.3.3.6.

It sounds to me as though the McAfee is being aggressive and determining
that VNC must be a virus since its a remote control tool, or is possibly
picking up on the hooking ability - I think that's a possible mechanism for
viruses working...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Island Snow" <islandsnow "at" email.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Thursday, 2002-03-28 16:29
Subject: Re: virus?


> how can i tell what version that file is? the size of the vnchooks.dll
file is 32.0KB and was modified 3/14/2001 12:09PM
>
> mcafee reports the infected file as VNCHooks.dll and the Virus name as
WinVNC.dll
>
> i've uninstalled, and reinstalled but mcafee still picks it up as a virus.
thanks...
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alex K. Angelopoulos" <alex "at" bittnet.com>
> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 15:50:49 -0500
> To:  <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
> Subject: Re: virus?
>
> What version of the vnchooks.dll do you have - and what is its size? Also,
> did McAfee give the virus a name?
>
> Virus scanners over the last few years have gotten very aggressive - they
> tend to give false positives if there is any doubt.  That said, many
viruses
> will try to glom onto any library file they can, so it is possible that
one
> attached itself.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Island Snow" <islandsnow "at" email.com>
> To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
> Sent: Thursday, 2002-03-28 15:28
> Subject: virus?
>
>
> > just yesterday, 4 of my computers with vnc installed on got detected
with
> a virus in the file VNCHooks.dll
> >
> > whats going on? i am running mcafee's virusscan. is it a problem with
> their DAT file incorrectly identifying the virus, or is there really a
> problem and somehow all 4 computers got infected? thanks
> >
> >
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