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Offline dan56997

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Win32:PUP-gen Virus
« on: March 19, 2011, 10:57:20 AM »
I was downloading a program called "McLawl" Because i wanted to make a multiplayer server for a game called minecraft, and when i downloaded it, it was detected to be a Win32:PUP-gen, and i was wondering if this is a false positive? Since alot of people use that program.

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Re: Win32:PUP-gen Virus
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 10:58:42 AM »
PUP == Potentially Unwanted Program.

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Re: Win32:PUP-gen Virus
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 11:01:29 AM »
If i kept it on my computer would it harm it in any way?


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Re: Win32:PUP-gen Virus
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011, 12:08:19 PM »
And avast is not alone in flagging this as riskware:
re: http://www.virustotal.com/url-scan/report.html?id=503692766b76774a9fa76cf5164c26b1-1300528828
see downloaded file analysis:
http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=51a7ded184b3efd20578100790b6a04373b658a2bba4ac104351cd99b5298e97-1300532432
Software that is not regularly updated also poses risks to the user*, the software was not designed as malware, but has security critical functions. The user is better off without riskware or PUP's when the user has not intentionally downloaded the software himself. Additionally there are problems with the updater and users must update themselves: htxp://www.mclawl.tk/ *

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