Vipre Antivirus Suit does it again !

In my recent visit to India I bought Chip-Intelligent Computing ,computer related monthly . One Chip dual layer 8.5GB DVD there with it. In the afternoon ,after a hectic scheduling of meeting and some seminars, I reached in my lounge.Then i insert the DVD into my laptop and went to the tools section and security subsection of it.

There I saw one file SetupDr.Alex 5.93 MB. My laptop is protected by Vipre Antivirus Suit.On double clicking on the SetupDr.Alex ,Vipre Antivirus Suit on system trey gives me a warning message :

 

A known bad programme attempting to run was blocked –Program:SetupDr.Alex (Trojan) Risk name: Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

 

Why I want to install it simple I want it to review and publish in the blog for you but Vipre Antivirus Suit sees it in as Trojan, interesting I do not have any idea whether it is a false positive or a real one but as usual I go with my anti virus suit that is Vipre Antivirus Suit.

What is Trojan:

Trojan is a general term for malicious software that is installed under false or deceptive pretenses or is installed without the user’s full knowledge and consent. Most Trojans exhibit some form of malicious, hostile, or harmful functionality or behavior.

 

Further more Vipre Antivirus Suit recommends : 

 

This is a high risk and should be removed immediately as it may compromise your privacy and security, make dangerous changes to your computer’s settings without your knowledge and consent, or severely degrade your computer’s performance and stability.

 

Vipre Antivirus Suit gives the analysis of this which is as follows:

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<APEvent SchemaVersion="4.0.0" DefaultConfig="false" EventTypeEnum="2" TimeoutInSeconds="0" MonitorID="3001" MsgID="{51EB06A3-C9C7-4CB4-B449-5A950091AD84}" MonitorTypeEnum="3" RecommendScan="true" SDKVersion="4.0.3248" ThreatDefVersion="5756" APEventID="{9BF37C57-3B49-4642-8DAD-0B1C2A39D276}" IsAllowOk="true" IsAllowAlwaysOk="true" IsBlockOk="true" IsBlockAlwaysOk="true" IsQuarantineOk="true" EventActorEnum="2" EventDateTime="2010-05-27T14:02:52">
<LaunchMonitor FilePath="G:fscommandSetupDrAlex.exe" FileSize="6225352" MD5="7b1e81bfd59e2d74f0477df2e24aaf2a" CRC8="4F5EADAB21D30000" KnownAsEnum="2" ThreatID="4150696" AddedToUserKnown="false" Company="" FileVersion="" ProductName="" ProductVersion="" Description="" Copyright=""/>
    <FinalDispositionInfo DispositionEnum="2" AuthorityEnum="2" QuarantineStatusCode="1" QID="" UserName="" ErrorEnum="0"/>
</APEvent>

 

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