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Devcoin Wallet - virus?
« on: December 23, 2013, 11:35:07 pm »
I downloaded the Devcoin wallet from http://devcoin.org/devcoin-wallet.html and unzipped it to install it.  When I did so, my AVG anti-virus popped up with a message that devcoin.exe was infected with "Trojan horse Generic35.ANVH".  Knowing that sometimes virus alerts can be triggered for non-threats, I thought about ignoring this, but especially if it says it's a trojan horse, the LAST thing I want is a backdoor looking at my devcoin and other altcoin passwords and who knows what else.

Has anyone else seen this?

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Re: Devcoin Wallet - virus?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 02:57:37 pm »
I haven't seen it but people have reported problems like this across different coins. The problem is AV programs sometimes highlight false positives (trigger anything not actually whitelisted) where a client is very new to the AV or still has mining code in it.

Updated devcoin code is currently being developed and tested which should eliminate any of these residual issues in new wallet builds: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=310280.msg3332344#msg3332344

Are you using windows? If so and you still feel uncomfortable about it, download the 'Devcoin Setup Exe Windows32'. It's more straightforward and I use that one without any problems, although none are a problem in practice.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 03:13:25 pm by weisoq »