PestPatrol & RealVNC
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Tue Aug 31 15:58:01 2004
Various virus-killer programs flag VNC Server as a potential threat, simply
because it allows remote access to a machine. Unfortunately, virus-killers
don't typically have enough intelligence to discern a "safe" VNC
installation from an open one (e.g. one requiring no password), so they just
flag it up as a warning to be on the safe side. (Some other software
deliberately flags various "potential threats" purely so that the authors
can bolster the number of "threats" they claim to detect, of course...)
Assuming that VNC was installed by the computer's administrator
deliberately, you should be able to safely ignore the PestPatrol warning.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Srinivasan S
> Sent: 29 August 2004 03:57
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: PestPatrol & RealVNC
> I have been using RealVNC for quite some time now. Recently
> to get rid of some adware on my system I tried PestPatrol and
> was surprised to find RealVNC being flagged as a pest.
> Any thoughts on this ? Is it really a
> problem ?
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