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Trojan? in TW5

G'Day all,

I just installed the trial version of TW5 and published one of my panos as an exe file.

I sent it to a colleague of mine and his anti virus picked up a Trojan/Dropper.Gen virus.

I checked my computer and found 7 all originating from the TW5 exe files. I know for a fact I have no problems with my images.

Has anyone else experienced trojan files coming from the TW5 exe output.

By the way, I uninstalled TW5.

Cheers
Gordon
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Haven't seen it nor has anyone else yet reported it.
What Anti-Virus software pick it up (reported it)?

I won't tolerate spyware or viruses but to be fair a "lot" of false positives turn up.

I reserve judgment at this stage and see how things progress.

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I tried to run the .exe from a published tour, and Norton Internet Security blocked it for 'suspicious activity'

I could not find a way around it, so was unable to play the tour (as an exe anyway, the html version worked fine)

Apparently something about how the exe file runs looks suspicious to anti-virus programs.

I agree its a false positive, but hopefully something can be done to make it less likely to trip an anti-virus program.
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Possibly easypano will have to contact Norton and have the file white listed after testing.

Lets wait and see if any other Anti-Virus brands pick it up.
Understand though, many of these companies "share" their databases.

Regards, Smooth
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I have tested and scanned with AVG 9.0 and Adaware and both returned no findings.

Mind you, this has bought up some issues with the creation of Tourweaver .exe's with Windows 7.

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Hi

Kaspersky Antivirus 2009 detect trojan in Tourweaver-file.

See pic:




Sorry, I have Russian version of Kaspersky Antivirus 2009. But word "Trojan" and path of file are international. I think, that you'll understand it.
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I'm not saying one way or another but I just ran a scan on the file you have pointed out with AVG 9.0 and it doesn't report anything bad.



One thing for sure, Easypano need to get on top of this FAST!

Regards, Smooth
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The software that picked it up was Avira Antivir. I run McAfee which didn't detect it. When I installed the above anti virus it found 7 trojans, the same amount of published panos I created.

It definately is not a false positive as it affected my key pad in that certain keys when pressed would either start up a program, pop up a window and even lock the computer.

It made it impossible to type any thing. Made it very slow when you have to cut and paste individual letters for general typing.

Once I quarrantied the files and restarted my computer every thing was fine.

My colleague put me onto the anti virus software which is free.

Gordo

            
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Here is the virus report



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Is this still the case for everyone with the latest Public BETA 2 release of TW5?

Regards, Smooth
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Just received the following from EP.

The standalone *.exe format published by Tourweaver 5.00 is NO virus!

As to the latest version of Tourweaver 5.00 beta, the published standalone *.exe format is NO virus but another new format that Tourweaver 5.00 supports. However, the published .exe format was mistakenly regarded as virus by some anti-virus software like Kaspersky. It is NO virus and we are trying our best to solve the issue. Don't worry about it and please feel easy to use it.

If you have any questions or suggestions for Easypano products, please contact us at Help Desk.

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