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Just downloaded v7.54 #264685 01/01/19 05:49 PM
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I have just downloaded v7.54 and Norton has removed it as it says it is unsafe is there any reason it should do this and if anybody could help many thanks David

Re: Just downloaded v7.54 [Re: David140] #264686 01/01/19 06:48 PM
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This is called a false-positive and usually happens when an anti-virus company updates their virus definition files without checking them properly. The result is that the anti-virus software starts incorrectly detecting some applications or files as trojans or viruses. Unfortunately this happens all the time. For example, some years ago Microsoft Security Essentials detected the Google Chrome web browser as a trojan and recommended that users delete it.

You would need to contact your anti-virus software company to report the issue and to ask them for a solution. They should then correct the error in the next update of their virus definition files and should be able to tell you how to prevent their software from behaving this way in the meantime.

Re: Just downloaded v7.54 [Re: David140] #264690 01/01/19 08:57 PM
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There is a very popular website owned by Google, called VirusTotal. The web address is https://www.virustotal.com/

It gives zero hits, including for Norton (Symantec). Here's the direct link and screen capture for mIRC 7.54
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/7e2ab3...6f10e/detection

Drag & Drop your own mirc.exe file to VirusTotal, or compare its checksum values to those below, to perform your own verification for reassurance.



Code:
    File: mirc_7.54.exe
  CRC-32: 64b49122
     MD5: a2ae6177d4725e30d2508d2d832dbdb3
   SHA-1: 8b817549212750a291fdfa6cb777a522b8b8162a
 SHA-256: 7e2ab3c94f67446732ddb745cda0797dedd686cd74fa06851e1f021c89c6f10e
 SHA-512: d3275e860baa4f193f4caf54703784b2876c1593c50925c315687c5c6960f9d77a7c86f86b46d18f5883936ffde6f7b2791de03b8a19a5a46e50fb84171d98d5
SHA3-256: 60142905eb5bd2f46613d70dfc08841cbdd1b883f028d2ca7b60ae4025fa89cc
SHA3-512: 30c80f24b25a38bd6ab78041baa83f23b7b5c760943d69c2fbfe0cab95d15e75d665650d29486d88587e92c41aab08e1bca61774a0ba379c18d6d8a7b8cfb013



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