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Apropos not being identified correctly

 
 
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      1st Jul 2005
Ok, I'm sure some of you have heard of spyware called
Apropos.

Unfortunately for me I have software from an actual
company called Apropos (www.apropos.com). It's a call
center package so I know it's totally legitimate
software. The problem is that when I run a scan the
Apropos registry entries are being identified as spyware,
which they clearly aren't.

To me it looks like when search for the spyware called
Apropos the software is just looking for the name, and
not validating if it is the actual spyware. I hate to
think about rolling this out to my users because if it
was found and removed they wouldn't be able to answer the
phones anymore, all just because of lazy coding.
 
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      1st Jul 2005
> Ok, I'm sure some of you have heard of spyware called
> Apropos.
>
> Unfortunately for me I have software from an actual
> company called Apropos (www.apropos.com). It's a call
> center package so I know it's totally legitimate
> software. The problem is that when I run a scan the
> Apropos registry entries are being identified as spyware,
> which they clearly aren't.
>
> To me it looks like when search for the spyware called
> Apropos the software is just looking for the name, and
> not validating if it is the actual spyware. I hate to
> think about rolling this out to my users because if it
> was found and removed they wouldn't be able to answer the
> phones anymore, all just because of lazy coding.


Tell the Apropos company to contact Microsoft and report false positive.
Take a look here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892340

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Pozdrawiam serdecznie / Kind regards
Mikolaj Kaminski
MS-MVP, Poland
 
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      1st Jul 2005
All of the detection purely by path or name should be
wiped out of the defintion files.


>-----Original Message-----
>> Ok, I'm sure some of you have heard of spyware called
>> Apropos.
>>
>> Unfortunately for me I have software from an actual
>> company called Apropos (www.apropos.com). It's a call
>> center package so I know it's totally legitimate
>> software. The problem is that when I run a scan the
>> Apropos registry entries are being identified as

spyware,
>> which they clearly aren't.
>>
>> To me it looks like when search for the spyware called
>> Apropos the software is just looking for the name, and
>> not validating if it is the actual spyware. I hate to
>> think about rolling this out to my users because if it
>> was found and removed they wouldn't be able to answer

the
>> phones anymore, all just because of lazy coding.

>
>Tell the Apropos company to contact Microsoft and report

false positive.
>Take a look here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892340
>
>--
>Pozdrawiam serdecznie / Kind regards
>Mikolaj Kaminski
>MS-MVP, Poland
>.
>

 
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