You are here

Adware in Sumatra??

7 posts / 0 new
Last post
fisherman505
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2007-07-23 19:57
Adware in Sumatra??

Every time I open up Portable Sumatra, my Webroot Spy Sweeper immediately quaranteens Adware called "Maxifiles" which Webroot rates as "very high" on the severity scale.
Is Spy Sweeper making a mistake or does Sumatra have Adware in it??

Thanks.

fisherman505
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2007-07-23 19:57
Adware in Sumatra

Since my last posting about adware in Portable Sumatra, I downloaded the install.exe at http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/ and the full installation works fine without any warnings from Spy Sweeper.
Only the portable version sets Spy Sweeper off.

Cheers.....

nycjv321
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 9 months ago
Joined: 2006-06-04 15:53
Then that means (probably)

Then that means (probably) that it is a false positive with the portable launcher. so someone needs to contact webroot about this Smile
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Slackware 12/Windows XP SP2 for system
MCP (For XP and Server 2003)
Network + Certified
aim is "nycjv321" (minus quotes)

Slackware 12 for system
MCP (For XP and Server 2003)
Network + Certified
aim is "nycjv321" (minus quotes)

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 24 min ago
AdminDeveloperModeratorTranslator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
False Positive

As always, it's a false positive. Please re-read the reporting guidelines at the top of the support page. Unless you get confirmation from another antispyware or antivirus product, it doesn't mean anything.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

nycjv321
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 9 months ago
Joined: 2006-06-04 15:53
lol

did I not just say that or was I not clear enough? (two posts above)
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Slackware 12/Windows XP SP2 for system
MCP (For XP and Server 2003)
Network + Certified
aim is "nycjv321" (minus quotes)

Slackware 12 for system
MCP (For XP and Server 2003)
Network + Certified
aim is "nycjv321" (minus quotes)

consul
consul's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 2007-05-02 13:47
you wer e clear, but your needs weren't

Your second post did identify where the problem was, but it still seemed that you were wondering if there was anything else one can do.

"... respect, all good works are not done by only good folk. For here, at the end of all things, we shall do what needs to be done."

Don't be an uberPr∅. They are stinky.

nycjv321
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 9 months ago
Joined: 2006-06-04 15:53
just because an the author

just because an the author of a program says that there isnt malware in a product doesnt actually mean there isnt malware in it. IM NOT SAYING portable app "products" do cuz all we have to do is check the source. thats all im saying. also what do u mean by "wondering" its really obivous what i wanted "so someone needs to contact webroot about this" LOL
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Slackware 12/Windows XP SP2 for system
MCP (For XP and Server 2003)
Network + Certified
aim is "nycjv321" (minus quotes)

Slackware 12 for system
MCP (For XP and Server 2003)
Network + Certified
aim is "nycjv321" (minus quotes)

Log in or register to post comments