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Kudos0

Norton identifies ANY software written by Delphi as a virus? I don't believe it

Recently I purchased a software package and was unable to download it. Norton didn't trust it as it was coming from a site which had an alleged downloader virus on it. Norton named the specific offending file..

(free-software-foreverDOTcom/48hour/whois.exe)

The site's spokespersom claims that Norton identifies ANY software written by Delphi as a virus, because Delphi uses an advanced PE header design in the binary.. That's over my head, but I don't believe it.

What's the truth here?

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Kudos0

Re: Norton identifies ANY software written by Delphi as a virus? I don't believe it

Recently I purchased a software package and was unable to download it. Norton didn't trust it as it was coming from a site which had an alleged downloader virus on it. Norton named the specific offending file..

(free-software-foreverDOTcom/48hour/whois.exe)

The site's spokespersom claims that Norton identifies ANY software written by Delphi as a virus, because Delphi uses an advanced PE header design in the binary.. That's over my head, but I don't believe it.

What's the truth here?

Kudos0

Re: Norton identifies ANY software written by Delphi as a virus? I don't believe it

Hello free_problems

Welcome to the Nortons Users Discussion Forum

If you think you have a file which is a false positive, you can submit it for further analysis. Please follow the appropriate link.

Please use this link if you think that a file is a false positive:
https://submit.symantec.com/dispute/

If there is a possibility that the file might be infected, please submit it to Symantec using this link:


https://submit.symantec.com/websubmit/retail.cgi



Another alternative which is fast you can use Threat Expert:

http://www.threatexpert.com/submit.aspx

(Thanks to Yaso for providing the links)

Please come back and let us know the results. Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU 22.16.2.22 Core Firmware 270 I E 11
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Re: Norton identifies ANY software written by Delphi as a virus? I don't believe it

free_problems,

The spokesperson was speaking the facts to you.  This issue is known and listed in the Hot Issues and Hot Fixes link at the top of the board.  If you turn OFF SONAR you should be able to download the software and install it.  You may also have to exclude the software from Auto-Protect and SONAR scanning (there is an exclusion list for just that purpose in NIS2010).

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