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Papywizard as Trojan Horse?

by Apapane » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:02 am

Here's a screen shot of my latest anti-spyware scan
Has anyone else seen this?

I've been using Papywizard sparingly for the time being, but with hopes of increasing the frequency. I've had no difficulty in operating the Panogear head with the Handheldcontroller, or downloading the .xml files from it.

Any ideas?

Richard


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by klausesser » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:57 pm

Apapane wrote:Papywizard as Trojan Horse?????????

Only if you think Troja was located in France . . :lol::cool:

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by Apapane » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:51 pm

klausesser wrote:
Apapane wrote:Papywizard as Trojan Horse?????????

Only if you think Troja was located in France . . :lol::cool:

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Klaus,
Thanks for the non-help. I'm glad you got to make a joke out of my post. NOT

I take this seriously; my anti-spyware program, with the most recent definitions update, has identified Papywizard as a probable malicious program. Would you, or someone else, mind addressing the issue, please? :/

Richard

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by gkaefer » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:28 pm

Apapane wrote:
klausesser wrote:
Apapane wrote:Papywizard as Trojan Horse?????????

Only if you think Troja was located in France . . :lol::cool:

best, Klaus

Klaus,
Thanks for the non-help. I'm glad you got to make a joke out of my post. NOT

I take this seriously; my anti-spyware program, with the most recent definitions update, has identified Papywizard as a probable malicious program. Would you, or someone else, mind addressing the issue, please? :/

Richard

Richard,

where did you download papywizard? if from original site I think this trojan is a false positive. If you downloaded papywizard from some dubious site selling key-logger for 5000US$ Software for only 499 if you fill out an non-ssl-secured website with your credit card data.... than I would argue its possible that this trojan is serious....

and this false positives of your Software looks like to be no single case:
http://forums.superantispyware.com/index.php?/forum/32-false-positives/

so my statement: dont worry - make an exception rule so papywizard is no longer recognized as trojan...
and make sure with one of the many available online scanner that your computer is secure:
http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/de/
(To have an antispyware, antitivrus software instlaled is no guarantee that virus or trojan is not hooking on that software and the software is getting altered/manipulated so its saying no virus is there... so online scanner can help in these cases)
Georg
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by Apapane » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:30 pm

Georg,

Thanks for your informative response. I did download papywizard from the original source.
I perused the link about false postitves with SuperAntiSpyware. I also checked my system with other anti-malware programs, and none identified Papywizard as a threat. The SuperAntiSpyware detection, then, must surely be a false positive. Now it's back to experimenting with "non-traditional" uses for Panogear. :^)

Richard
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by klausesser » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:13 pm

Apapane wrote:Thanks for the non-help. I'm glad you got to make a joke out of my post. NOT

Hey Dick - sorry. take it easy. Virus alarms and such things are very unfamilliar on Mac (how long . . ) and i just made a pun.
I know that virus-checkers very quick see apps like Papy as a "thread".
Georg named it already.

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P.S.: what is "NOT"?
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by Paul » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:40 am

NOT = Not Off Topic
Paul

close, but no cigar ... ... ...

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by DrSlony » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:20 am

When in doubt, email the dubious file to scan@virustotal.com with SCAN as the subject, and await a reply. 20 top antivirus scanners will have a go at the file.

Also note that all top trojans and viruses are obfuscated and tested against the very same antivirus software you use before being released, so as to make sure that they're undetectable. A mediocre antivirus program (especially a cracked one) is more likely to give you a hassle with false positives than it is likely to protect you from anything.

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by mediavets » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:18 am

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by Sam » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:37 pm

Klausesser please, make not fun on Microsoft Windows user. The computer life is hard enough, for them. My sympathy to all, who do not have the opportunity to install OSX86.

If you want to use osx86 I recommend this page,
http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html
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by klausesser » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:59 am

Sam wrote:Klausesser please, make not fun on Microsoft Windows user. The computer life is hard enough, for them. My sympathy to all, who do not have the opportunity to install OSX86.

If you want to use osx86 I recommend this page,
http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html

:):cool:

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by klausesser » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:02 am

Andrew, Paul!

Thanks for explaining NOT - never heard it before. Richard dropped me a note also.

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