PGJK Posted June 5, 2011 Report Share Posted June 5, 2011 PortableApps being flag as containing viruses... this is definate minus since they seem to be the only website around that includes virustotal.com, Jotti on their product page inviting visitors to test out these well known cloud engines to test their site software for any malicious nature or behaviours. So the one point against you sincew that has not been offer to any of your present users to test this software and by the very dubious nature of your usage of same cloud technology in scan our computers. Below is the direct quote from their website at PortableApps.com Support page: http://portableapps.com/support "AntiVirus and AntiSpyware False Positives Some false positive reports occasionally pop up in different antivirus products in conjunction with software. This is partially due to the compression and portablization techniques used and partially due to a failure of some antivirus companies to fully test their virus definition updates before sending them out to users. If you encounter a false positive, please test the file in another antivirus product before reporting the issue to us in the forums to ensure that it's not an error in their software. Several companies make available online scanners for individual files, so you won't even have to install software (virustotal.com, Jotti). You can also use ClamWin Portable. Thanks for your help." So one of 2 things has to happen either you update your cloud to reflect these changes or I will have to go elsewhere for non my protection requirements. I as do many like those little useful projects for 2 reasons, first the are Portable and second the are quite easily removed. You just delete the application and it's gone forever from our computer or Portable storage without the headaches of our present day software ...no fuss, no mess. This reminds me of my old days on Apple MACs, you just trashed the folder plus any preference file strewn in the system folder and it was gone likity split. So PLEASE update your definitions and give this guy a break, he works very hard at keeping software on his site up to snuff. If anything is of questionable nature he warns them before they download the app. If you really look at it most IT Technician's software is flagged because of their very nature of getting at places that an average user wouldn't need to know or get to. This program even flagged rawrite.exe from RedHat Linux's distro as a virus. Thanks ...looking forward to your response Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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