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Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
09-28-2014, 11:21 PM
Post: #1
Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
Hello

My Antivirus (Norton from Symantec) reports an Trojan in the new WhatPulse Update. Whats wrong, am I the only one with this problem?


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09-29-2014, 01:32 AM (This post was last modified: 09-29-2014 01:33 AM by Inquizitor.)
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RE: Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
Scanned with 54 different virus scanners (VirusTotal) and got nothing. This is surely a false positive that should be reported to Symantec/Norton.

Nothing to worry about.

MD5 of installer should be: 555baafdb952586a9daf70ad436bf38f
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09-29-2014, 04:38 AM
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RE: Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
(09-28-2014 11:21 PM)Gigabyte12 Wrote:  Hello

My Antivirus (Norton from Symantec) reports an Trojan in the new WhatPulse Update. Whats wrong, am I the only one with this problem?

Sadly confirmed :/. i got the same problem. I hope Symantec gets this rechecked and stuff.

So who will be the first to report it to Symantec?

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09-29-2014, 06:09 AM
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RE: Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
I can't even install it on my Server-Systems. It gets blocked as Trojan :/ I can't do the Update at Work, because the Systemadministrator of the Company will get Crazy if he gets an Virus-Report of my Computer. The whole Company uses Symantec.
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09-29-2014, 07:18 AM
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RE: Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
G Data InternetSecurity reports an virus in whatpulse-after-update.exe. Despite this update seems to be completed correctly.

Virus name from G Data IS: Gen:Variant.Kazy.95887 (Skaner A)
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09-29-2014, 08:04 AM
Post: #6
RE: Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
F-Secure PSB Workstation Security is alerting about the same virus: Gen:Variant.Kazy.95887
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09-29-2014, 06:56 PM
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RE: Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
Symantec and F-Secure should not alert to the client, as I use this to analyse, which includes both Symantec and F-Secure: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/49987.../analysis/

Only one that's missing in that list is Norton, which I recall had false positives with 2.3 or 2.2 as well or something..Reporting another false positive.

Need to see if I can automatically submit false positives to everyone or something, this is crazy.
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09-29-2014, 08:05 PM
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RE: Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
Symantec here at work just popped up a warning that the installer exe was unfamiliar to it, but I was able to dismiss it, so no problems here.

Based on my last experience, Norton is shockingly overprotective these days.

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09-29-2014, 08:49 PM
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RE: Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
The alert I got was from whatpulse-after-update.exe file, which I can't even see in the whatpulse directory after update on my personal laptop.
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09-30-2014, 06:20 AM
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RE: Trojan found in WhatPulse.exe
I also used virustotal just now. Nothing detected. My own personal computers also don't detect any file associated with whatpulse to be dangerous.
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