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VLC: Portable 1.0.1-1.0.3 shown as trojan

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spartanx86
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VLC: Portable 1.0.1-1.0.3 shown as trojan

Mcafee is picking up vlc (all the *.dll files) as gnuCompiler trojans.

I tried 1.0.1 and 1.0.3. Currently i'm using 0.9.8a with no issues.

jameswmcl
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VLC Trojan

I too am getting the same error message - is this a false positive?

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AVG

No problems reported using AVG.

John T. Haller
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McAfee False Positive

It's a McAfee false positive again. I think I submitted it for review, but McAfee's site is somewhat lacking.

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With McAfee's DAT 5791 virus

With McAfee's DAT 5791 virus signature update (November 3, 2009) all of my dll's in VLC are identified as having a Trojan named GnuCompiler. The McAfee web site says this is a low risk Trojan.
http://home.mcafee.com/VirusInfo/VirusProfile.aspx?key=240364
Is McAfee right?

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No

It's wrong again. McAfee has semi-regular false-positive issues. It's usually cleared up in a few days by them. You should contact them to get them to fix it.

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Klinkert
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False positive

Thanks, John. What a hassle. Over 800 files quarantined by McAfee (counting those in the Windows Restore sub-directories).

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