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c++.command-line - EXE2BIN program flagged as virus by antivirus

reply Cesar Rabak <crabak acm.org> writes:
The EXE2BIN.COM program (4,164 bytes) dated 1/10/1997 is detected as 
'potentially undesirable program' by McAfee VirusScan 8.0 in Windows XP.

Even the one within the dm833dos.zip is flagged!

Do you have info about this?

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Cesar Rabak
Mar 31 2004
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"Cesar Rabak" <crabak acm.org> wrote in message
news:406B5617.6090205 acm.org...
 The EXE2BIN.COM program (4,164 bytes) dated 1/10/1997 is detected as
 'potentially undesirable program' by McAfee VirusScan 8.0 in Windows XP.

 Even the one within the dm833dos.zip is flagged!

 Do you have info about this?

Yeah, it gets flagged by some antivirus programs. "potentially" is the key word here, I don't know what McAfee is using as its criteria. Perhaps the fact that exe2bin reads and writes executable files <g>.
Mar 31 2004
parent Cesar Rabak <crabak acm.org> writes:
Walter escreveu:
 "Cesar Rabak" <crabak acm.org> wrote in message
 news:406B5617.6090205 acm.org...
 
The EXE2BIN.COM program (4,164 bytes) dated 1/10/1997 is detected as
'potentially undesirable program' by McAfee VirusScan 8.0 in Windows XP.

Even the one within the dm833dos.zip is flagged!

Do you have info about this?

Yeah, it gets flagged by some antivirus programs. "potentially" is the key word here, I don't know what McAfee is using as its criteria. Perhaps the fact that exe2bin reads and writes executable files <g>.

Apr 01 2004