Cockos : REAPER : NINJAM : Forums
Forum Home : Register : FAQ : Members List : Search :
Old 07-22-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
Human being with feelings
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Default Shup is Malware?

My Avira Personal Antivirus classifies the shup install.exe as malware.
As kind of a trojan:
Since Avira scanner is widely used, I wonder why there isn't any way around to download Shup, other than uninstalling the antivirus software?
It isn't a trojan though, is it?

Thanks for any help.
mcf.beyer is offline  
Old 07-22-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
up here in my tree
Dan's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: warehouse
Posts: 667

Shup is not malware. Most likely, Avira is detecting that the domain name has been flagged as a malware host, given its history of Shup users uploading virii to Stashbox and having them tagged on as well, and any EXEs coming from it as malware.
Dan is offline  
Old 07-22-2011, 08:42 AM   #3
Super Moderator (no feelings)
Ollie's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: On or near a dike
Posts: 9,624

I'd say it's a false positive introduced by a recent definition file for Avira as per usual - I just checked and downloaded the current Shup_install.exe, which is bit-identical to the file I downloaded last year, then I updated Avira and it started bleeping in my downloads folder. This time it's not only the usual false heuristics alert though, it really seems to think it found something. Anyway, if there was malware on board it did a really crappy job in the past few years.
Ollie is offline  

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.