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Kudos0

why does Reason Core Security idenitify setupnow.exe as a threat but Norton Security does not?

why does Reason Core Security idenitify setupnow.exe as a threat but Norton Security does not?  When I scan this file with Norton Security it say "No threats found" but Reason Core security identifies it as a Trojan.Genetic Installer.  see below"

"setupnow.exe

YOURUPDATER

DISPLAYTIME SOFTWARE

The application setupnow.exe by DisplayTime Software has been detected as Trojan.Generic.Installer. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. The file has been seen being downloaded from appdownloading.com and multiple other hosts."

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Kudos0

Re: why does Reason Core Security idenitify setupnow.exe as a threat but Norton Security does not?

looks like PUP 
https://www.reasoncoresecurity.com/signer-displaytime-software-7a37a59103adb39a13db8d76ab62ba4e.aspx

how about posting the hash for your Reason Core detection

Kudos0

Re: why does Reason Core Security idenitify setupnow.exe as a threat but Norton Security does not?

I didn't save it.  But yes, it was a PUP, I remember that.

So are these spywares?  And why doesn't Norton Security detect them?  Do I need to install Reason core Security also?

Kudos0

Re: why does Reason Core Security idenitify setupnow.exe as a threat but Norton Security does not?

A PUP (potentially unwanted program) is a program that may be unwanted, despite the possibility that users consented to download it. PUPs include spyware, adware, and dialers, and are often downloaded in conjunction with a program that the user wants.

Norton differentiates PUPs from other types of malware, such as viruses, Trojans, and worms, which can be safely assumed to be unwanted by the user.

Norton detects PUP's as PUA's once they cross a line determined by Norton.

Potentially Unwanted Program / PUA is an application that is installed along with the desired application the user actually asked for. Also called a "barnacle," in most cases, the PUP is spyware, adware or some other unwanted software. However, what makes spyware or adware a PUP rather than pure malware is the fact that the end user license agreement (EULA) does inform the user that this additional program is being installed. Considering hardly anyone ever reads the license agreement, the distinction is a subtle one.
Malwarebytes Adopts Aggressive PUP Policy  --
Malwarebytes PUP Criteria --
What is a PUP?

Kudos0

Re: why does Reason Core Security idenitify setupnow.exe as a threat but Norton Security does not?

Can I configure Norton to flag PUPs?

Kudos1 Stats

Re: why does Reason Core Security idenitify setupnow.exe as a threat but Norton Security does not?

Norton detects PUP's as PUA's once they cross a line determined by Norton.

Update and run full scan with your Norton product + second opinion scan with MalwarebytesAM Free
Some members run MBAM Premium + Norton


Norton Power Eraser offers > Unwanted Application Scan.  Note: advanced user

Kudos0

Re: why does Reason Core Security idenitify setupnow.exe as a threat but Norton Security does not?

Thanks!

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