virus?

Island Snow islandsnow "at" email.com
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 23:57:40 +0000


i did grab the latest DAT files. i also did the properties on the vnchook file and its 3.3.3.6

my mcafee version is v4.5.0.534

----- Original Message -----
From: Dylan McNeill <DMcNeill "at" ohs.ogle.k12.il.us>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 15:58:05 -0600
To: "'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'" <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Subject: RE: virus?


> http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/virus.html
> Could this be the problem? Check what version of McAfee you're running,
> whether it has been updated (the engine as well as the dat).
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Island Snow [mailto:islandsnow "at" email.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 3:30 PM
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> 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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