Uploading trojan to online scanner. Any risks?

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My anti-virus detected a file as a trojan and I think it's a false
positive. I was going to upload the file to one of those online
scanners but my resident shield won't let me. If I turn off the
resident shield and upload the file, are there any risks? I'd hate to
activate the trojan, if it is one.

Re: Uploading trojan to online scanner. Any risks?

On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 21:37:37 -0700 (PDT), svu geek wrote:

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On-line scanners are the most unsafe and next to useless. Because by the
time you've started your infected Windows and connected to the
Internet via this infected code base, and start to look for scanning sites
through infected DNS, you are almost certain to have the malware
perfectly positioned to overrule your attempts to clean it.
What happens if active malware is found? Don't expect that the on-line
scanner will do anything about it. Most of them are just just marketing
tools for selling you their products. Quite often, malware removal on the
NT based OS (Win 2K and XP) is far from easy. Sometimes a (good) resident
AV can deal with it in Safe Mode.

David's Multi-AV is *better and safer*, because you don't have to be
on-line to use it (it has no dependencies on using a web browser to perform
its function), and it can be used in Safe Mode.

Download David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL:
http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
English:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/09/scan-your-computer-with-multiple-anti-virus-for-free /
When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more
comprehensive PDF help file.
Additional Instructions:
http://pcdid.com/Multi_AV.htm

Good luck :)

Re: Uploading trojan to online scanner. Any risks?


| My anti-virus detected a file as a trojan and I think it's a false
| positive. I was going to upload the file to one of those online
| scanners but my resident shield won't let me. If I turn off the
| resident shield and upload the file, are there any risks? I'd hate to
| activate the trojan, if it is one.

Upload it directly to the anti virus comapny or a trusted site such as Virus
Total.
http://www.virustotal.com/flash/index_en.html

Yes you can disable the resident shield.  It won't activate it.  Chances are. it
already
was.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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