's Mail passview utility - trojan or not?

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The author states that some programs detect a false trojan in it.
Avast certainly did.  

9/10/2006 5:49:22 PM    1660    Sign of "Win32:MailPassView [Tool]" has been
found in "d:\\mailpv.exe\[UPX]" file.  

I submitted it to Virustotal.  Kaspersky didn't find anything while
Bitdefender gave it an application rating.

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Therefore, this file's scan results will not be stored in the database)
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        Here's the Jotti scan:

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Once again, several respected freeware sites recommend this program.

Siteadvisor gives it a trojan rating, yet the mods they list here make
the program look pretty benign.  The internet leads to some great
research, but between this program and Ultimate Boot CD, it can leave one
in a quandry. /

Any comments?

Re:'s Mail passview utility - trojan or not? wrote:
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I have been using various nirsoft utilities for years with no harmful
results. Mail PassView is a very useful utility. I often work on customer's
computers where they have no idea what the email password is. It was set up
years ago by a tech from their ISP. Mail PassView and other nirsoft
utilities have been used by trojans in the past causing several anti-virus
programs to flag them as potentially dangerous. They are legitimate tools
and  not harmful if used with your knowledge. They can be very harmful if
used maliciously. They can be used to find web site passwords which may
include banking sites if the bank's security is lax. If you need to use one
of nirsoft's tools and your antivirus won't let you then turn off the
resident scanner while using the program. Make sure you turn it back on
after you have finished using the nirsoft tool. I keep them on a CD so I'm
not bothered every time I scan my computer.

Kerry Brown

Re:'s Mail passview utility - trojan or not? wrote:

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Your antivirus warns you with message [TOOL]. This tool itself (and
alone) is very useful, but unfortunately can be attached as a part of
malware or other trojan horse. So if it was you installed this tool
everyting is OK. If not you should remove it.



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