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PyTivo page reported unsafe by Norton Internet Security

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by bgc, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. bgc

    bgc Member

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  2. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    I'm not convinced. False positive?

    From the description:

    "Trojan.ADH is a detection technology designed to detect entirely new malware threats without traditional signatures. This technology is aimed at detecting malicious software that has been intentionally mutated or morphed by attackers. "

    Detecting viruses without signatures sounds a little iffy to me.
     
  3. wmcbrine

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    I contacted them to get it reevaluated. In the meantime I went ahead and deleted the three-year-old version of the pyTivo Windows Installer that it was complaining about, along with the other (even older) versions in that folder -- I didn't even realize that stuff was still there. But the old .exe was still coming up if you went to pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/download (nee pytivo.krkeegan.com/download), which was the source of the "drive-by download" complaint. That link will come up 404 now, so I hope that satisfies them. (I'm not quite sure how to kill the redirect entirely...)
     
  4. bgc

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    I had the pytivo page bookmarked and accidentally clicked it when I got the warning. I recently upgraded to NIS 2012 from 2011. I went to the pytivo page many times a few weeks ago while still using NIS 2011 and didn't get any warnings at that time.
     
  5. wmcbrine

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    Yes, undoubtedly they changed their detection methods (to something bogus). I don't think those files were ever infected.

    Anyway, they've given it the OK now.
     

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