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You all probly know this already but in case anyone didn't, I just thought I'd mention it. I recently downloaded xfire from the official site and windows defender caught adware in it. It was forced to remove the xfire installer .exe to get rid of it. So I guess I'll be boycotting xfire from now on.
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False positive?
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Weird.. never would have expected that. Are you sure it's not a false positive?
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Gotta be a false positive. I'm running XFire right now, with out a single issue at all from ads.
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False positive, Im sure such an application as XFire wont give a virus, maybe your client is infected?
    
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false positive.

why would xfire all of a sudden practice business habits like that
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post #7 of 19
From the xfire forums.
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It's not spyware for one thing, it's adware according to your report. This would be a false positive anyways. What's being detected is the protocol that delivers ads through our messenger. It's nothing to be worried about.
Source


I am sure if you keep digging you will find out its nothing to worry about, but to be safe download a fresh one.
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post #8 of 19
Just downloaded the executable, windows security essentials went off. I doubt it's anything but I'm uploading to VirusTotal right now.

edit: Comes back with this http://www.microsoft.com/security/po...in32/OpenCandy

http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/...9fb-1298710328


Basically - Not much to worry about.
Edited by justarealguy - 2/26/11 at 12:56am
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It's not 2004 anymore.
I ditched Xfire long ago..
Waiting on X399
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
It's not 2004 anymore.
I ditched Xfire long ago..
Congrats...?
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