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mirc.ini as adware #104598 05/12/04 11:46 PM
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mcafee anti spyware scan results list mirc.ini as an adware.
Any solution to it?

Re: mirc.ini as adware #104599 06/12/04 01:53 AM
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stop using mcafee?

Re: mirc.ini as adware #104600 06/12/04 07:13 AM
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Several users have reported this, unfortunately, this is down to McAffee returning incorrect results. If you're running a script, perhaps it's something to do with how the mirc.ini was altered, I'm not sure if it's a default mirc.ini that's detected.

There's nothing that can be done to mIRC to fix this, this is a "false positive" on McAffee's part and they would need to release an update to fix the issue. Whether they will or not is another matter though.

Regards,


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Re: mirc.ini as adware #104601 06/12/04 07:09 PM
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hell, there was a time i lost 30kb if scripting because a virus scanner thought script.ini was a virus...

virus scanners and mirc ini\mrc files dont mix
they arnt intelligent enough to pick up viruses unless they use a checksum of some kind, which they dont. at some time i think were was a time virus scanners that thought servers.ini was a virus

Re: mirc.ini as adware #104602 07/12/04 07:50 PM
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i use norton, and the only prob i had concerning mirc and viruses were the dll called regedit.dll (by DragonZap) that is reported as a trojan - the reason for this is that it can write to the windows regestry database.

maybe mcaffee also detects scripted COM objects that does this, but i don't know exactly, havent used McAffee since dos.

but always remember the 3 most important things when working with computers: Make backups, make backups and make backups.... and maybe also make backups.. ! grin


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Re: mirc.ini as adware #104603 07/12/04 08:05 PM
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one more thing to remeber, is to make sure the backups actually work. Its qute humours to see someone running around maddly trying to get there backups (they have done religiusly for 2 years) to restore and they wont.