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c++ - Is cl.exe a virus?

reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Some antivirus programs, such as McAfee and Symantec, have misidentified 
\dm\bin\cl.exe as a virus.

cl.exe is not a virus.

Symantec says they have updated their virus signatures to no longer 
label cl.exe as a virus.

McAfee may need to be disabled in order to run the scw32.exe IDDE 
because McAfee incorrectly blocks it.
Mar 28 2009
parent reply DBloke <someone nowhere.org> writes:
Yes my McAfee also identifies cl.exe as a virus W32/Stration MM
This is driving me nuts, because as I enable McAfee again it does it's scan and
removes it arrrgghhh!!
Apr 14 2009
parent reply DBloke <someone nowhere.org> writes:
I have managed to get this removed from McAfee too
This is their reply

Avert™ Sample Analysis
Issue Number:5263393
Virus Research Analyst: Deepak Setty
Filename: cl.exe
Detected as / in DAT:  / W32/Stration MM
Identified: No Virus/Trojan
McAfee Avert™ Labs, Beaverton, USA

Thank you for submitting your suspicious file.
Synopsis -

Our Senior Virus Research Engineers have examined the file in question and no
virus was found.

Solution -

Attached is an extra.dat with correct detection.  This correction will be
included
in the next DAT update.
Apr 20 2009
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
DBloke wrote:
 I have managed to get this removed from McAfee too

Thanks for doing this. -Walter
Apr 27 2009
parent DBloke <someone nowhere.org> writes:
No problem,
Apr 28 2009