[fw] AVG 2013 virus scanner false positive on SETI@home 7 for Windows

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Message 1373641 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 17:45:58 UTC
Last modified: 30 May 2013, 17:52:22 UTC

The AVG virus scanner heuristic virus detection method reports a false  
positive for SETI@home version 7.00 on windows. This alert doesn't not  
indicate an infection with a known virus, but indicates that the  
application contains code that the virus scanner considers to be  
suspicious. AVG 2012 apparently does not report any issues.

We believe that this alert is related to the method we used to compress  
the executable in order to save network bandwidth. We are examining how  
we can resolve the problem.


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