mIRC doesn't really contain a virus, right?

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Jan 28, 2010
  1. Danny Tanner
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    For the second time, after I installed mIRC, when I run it, Verizon Internet Security Suite detects it as a virus and quarantines it. It's a legitimate program right? I'd assume so, seeing as there's a guide on the GBAtemp wiki about setting it up. Any suggestions?
     
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    Is it some kind of cracked copy?
     
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    Never got any warnings from Avast
     
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    I don't think so. I got it from the link on the official site, which links to CNET.

    This seems like the ligit homepage of it, right: http://www.mirc.com/
     
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    In that case your AV program is probably being a little over-zealous considering it to be a trojan (on the basis that it tries to connect to the internet). There's probably a way to add mIRC to a safe/trusted program list.
     
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    Yeah, there is, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't installing anything dangerous. I really have no IRC experience so I was just being a little cautious. Thanks for the help guys, always appreciated. [​IMG]
     
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    go to www.virustotal.com and upload the mirc.exe there. it will scan it with various companies virus definitions, or if the file has been scanned before, it will give you an instant report.
     
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    i don't think MIRC contains virus
    is more like users spreading virus
    just ignore any DCC file transfer would do
     
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    If you use Firefox, you can install an add-on called ChatZilla which essentially does the same thing.
     
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    *noob*

    Self Palm!!!
    so thats chatzilla!
     
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    Does Chatzilla do DDC?
     
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    you mean xdcc? yes
     
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    he means DCC
     
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    chatzilla fails hard, you cant change any of the scripts or anything to suit your needs or run addons or bots.
     
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    pretty sure you can using JavaScript..
     

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