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I was trying to import an image into Paint.Net and Kaspersky (version 7) Internet Security gave a warning that the program was behaving like

Trojan. Cryptor. I added Paint. Net to the 'trusted zone' to stop this warning.

Is this a bug? Or do you have spyware in the program? Maybe it is a bug

in the Kaspersky program ?

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I know Vista's had trouble with false alarms for Antivirus programs, but I can't tell you why XP would think PDN is a keylogger.

On the other hand, Rick has been gettin' rather wealthy lately...

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If I were stupid enough to put out a Paint.NET release that had a virus, I'm sure I'd instantly get thousands of e-mails from people after using the built-in updater. Not to mention there'd be lots of blog posts about it, etc.

*checks inbox*

Nope, just the regular level of e-mail today.

Sometimes "security software" can get a bit over ambitious and will flag things that either don't need to be flagged, or it will flag a subset of activity that known malware does use but that is otherwise fine. That's probably what happened here. Either that or you downloaded Paint.NET from some place that added a virus to the installer. I don't have any examples of this -- to be safe, just get it from http://www.getpaint.net .

For instance, in Paint.NET v2.5 I had to make a change in the installer because a lot of security software was preventing me from using a system component that some malicious VBScripts were using. The component wasn't malicious, but some software that used it was. I disagree with doing this and think it doesn't add anything to the security of a system. It's like saying, "OH MY GOODNESS, you have a ten dollar bill! You can use those to buy cigarettes for babies and give them cancer! We should outlaw the ten dollar bill."

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A bit touchy aren't we. It was purely good natured teasing, no insult intended.

Then please put a smiley in there or something. It sounded like you were saying I put a virus in Paint.NET in order to make money. This is not something to joke around about.

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It's like saying, "OH MY GOODNESS, you have a ten dollar bill! You can use those to buy cigarettes for babies and give them cancer! We should outlaw the ten dollar bill."

Rick, you're just so darn quotable. :)

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

~ Becoming the Archetype

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It's like saying, "OH MY GOODNESS, you have a ten dollar bill! You can use those to buy cigarettes for babies and give them cancer! We should outlaw the ten dollar bill."

Rick, you're just so darn quotable. :)

I'm sorry, but that just made me laugh harder then I ever have :lol:!

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@Yata - you laugh a lot. It makes me smile. :-)

EDIT: Right, the point. I was going to say, Symantec has been fine with PdN the entire time I've used it. As Rick said, make sure you're downloading from getpaint.net.

 

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