ClamWin Free Antivirus Forum Index
ClamWin Free Antivirus
Support and Discussion Forums
Reply to topic
ping.ex_ identified as Win.Trojan.Agent-287000
aj4mq


Joined: 08 Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Location: Florida, USA
Reply with quote
I've checked, and ping.ex_ matches every copy I have in the XP series, all Service Pack 3..

does not appear to be a virus..

(Also, would it be possible to add a restore file for viruses moved to the vault?)
View user's profileSend private message
Lipper


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 123
Location: USA
Reply with quote
I've already reported ping.exe (MD5 66cdf02d86c9f0b4300ee981a614d296) as a false positive. It should be corrected in an update within a few days.

ClamWin has a restore program called Quarantine Browser. You'll find it in Start menu > ClamWin Antivirus.
View user's profileSend private message
GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 4341
Location: USA
Reply with quote
We should probably give Clam AV several days--say about 5 to correct false posiitves. Most Clam signatures are prepared automatically now, but false positives must be addressed manually. As far as I know, they only have one sigmaker addressing most of them on a part-time basis.

I report Windows system 32 false positives almost every night, and they are usually cleared by the end of the week.

I have been informed that in a future version, Clam will reduce false positive by utilizing valid digital signatures--similar to the way ClamWin now protects against Microsoft/Windows false positives.

Regards,
View user's profileSend private message
ping.ex_ identified as Win.Trojan.Agent-287000
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All times are GMT  
Page 1 of 1  

  
  
 Reply to topic