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QQ, The Storm Gate
« on: August 20, 2007, 04:35:07 PM »
I am glad to hear that Alwil will add QQ to cleanset. Maybe it's good news for chinese users.
But pls note the following facts:
QQ is not regarded as a clean software by experts in IT.
In the late June, an edition of QQ doctor (an additional tool of QQ) deleted all other files in the same partition of users' PC. From then on Tencent has never elucidated the reasons for the disaster.
To be or not to be? That is the problem.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2007, 05:41:14 PM by swico »

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Re: QQ, The Storm Gate
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 05:13:03 PM »
OK, but still, the program doesn't fit into the "malware" category.
Every software contains bugs - some are benign, some are bad -- and some are fatal... :)

If the detection is not intentional (which it wasn't in this case), it is considered as "false positive".

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Re: QQ, The Storm Gate
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 05:53:07 PM »
Vlk, thanks for your attention.
I have given up the terrible software in order to avoid the related risk.
However, given to its high market share (80%, in China), most people cannot easily give up QQ like me.
If avast! accesses to the China market, it's vital important to deal with the QQ problem.

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Re: QQ, The Storm Gate
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 07:39:40 PM »
If avast! accesses to the China market, it's vital important to deal with the QQ problem.
Deal with?
If it isn't a malware is it a riskware or what?
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Re: QQ, The Storm Gate
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 09:13:20 PM »
To start, I'd just like to know what it's for. ;D
I mean, if it's installed on 80% Chinese machines it must probably be something cool... :)
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Re: QQ, The Storm Gate
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007, 09:18:37 PM »
Vlk...

Their is information on this at the link below...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tencent_QQ

It's similar to instant messenger.

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Re: QQ, The Storm Gate
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007, 09:33:29 PM »
I believe it is a chat program.

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Tencent QQ, generally referred to as QQ, is the most popular free instant messaging computer program in China, and the world’s third most popular IM service ...
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Re: QQ, The Storm Gate
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 10:00:30 AM »
Yes, it is an IM.

Sorry, I assume that you have learnt it from chinese avast! users.

The laws of China have not covered all the sides of the software industry, so many software editors have been very remiss in fulfilling their obligations. That's why I'm not surprised at potentially malicious code and fatal bugs in QQ.

How to deal with QQ? If trust it without reservation, these potentially malicious code and fatal bugs will possibly hurt users' benefit; if treat it strictly, there will be endless so-called "false positives" and most newbies will only blame the trouble on antivirus softwares. It is just a dilemma with Chinese characteristics.

The same question arises in Thunder, a popular chinese download manager. Thunder will collect privacy information of users, but most users still use it and blame conscientious antivirus softwares for "false positives".

PS: QQ has not opened its message transport protocol. In fact, Tencent tries hard to prevent QQ users from using any third-party clients, such as Pidgin, LumaQQ, etc. The narrow idea also prevents avast! IM shield from protecting QQ chat.

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Re: QQ, The Storm Gate
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2008, 11:33:28 AM »
To start, I'd just like to know what it's for. ;D
I mean, if it's installed on 80% Chinese machines it must probably be something cool... :)

Like ICQ...We call it OICQ.
In fact, "QQ“ is its nickname. I use it , too.

Though I like Avast ,I can't give up QQ~~~They are both cool.