VNC and McAfee 8.0i
kdoh82 "at" gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 19:50:01 2005
Grisoft makes an antivirus program called AVG. Quite good. and
FREE!!! that is if you want to use the free version. The free version
is quite robust however. Maybe the switch will help some people...
i feel like a salesman.. maybe i can get commission from grisoft.
On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:22:04 -0800 (PST), Andrew Borland
<vnc "at" hippofarms.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> Some, maybe all, virus scanning tools are designed to take out "remote
> access applications" as these are deemed, by the scanner writers, to be
> a "bad thing". In our world, these detections are "false positives".
> Every Virus Scanning tool I've ever used implements a default policy of
> "delete first, ask questions later". As such, I would not be surprised
> if an "out of the box" installation of McAfee 8 did indeed delete all
> your VNC files.
> However, any Virus Scanning tool worthy of the name should contain the
> ability to ignore certain specified files/folders. You McAfee experts
> should therefore be delighted to demonstrate their prowess (and justify
> their salaries) by configuring the scanner to leave VNC well alone.
> PS: Kaspersky has just recently starting giving false positives on
> VNC. If they don't fix it soon I shall be changing horses when my
> current subscription expires.
> Regards, Andrew Borland (UK)
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