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  1. zploek

    BEncode Editor

    Like you said, I am cautious. I think it's good that you've old versions here, it tells me that you're confident about your work. It's good that you don't decide for your users what they can't or can use. Because of that, I have chose to use version 5.10 and not 6 or 7. So, thanks for that, it's highly useful. And if you think I am paranoid, well, I have good reason to be. I fully recognize your right to feel however you do. Allow me to feel like I want, and do whatever I think is best to protect my PC. And no, I didn't know about your long battles with virus companies. I just saw something, I pointed that out, do with it what you will. And yes, I thought I was doing you and others a favor by running 23 versions of your program through Viruscan,org and Virustotal.com sue me. kkdzo, thanks for your remarks.
  2. zploek

    BEncode Editor

    First off, I'm just the messenger here. Don't bite MY head of. They said that about asbestos, cigarettes and Thalidomide as well. They were wrong. Thanks. and I am only pointing out what several virus scanners have found. Nothing more, nothing less. You've chosen your reaction, and that's that, I guess. Okay, this is an odd defense. Not to be facetious, but no, I haven't seen those two, because of the other EIGHT virus reports! This could very well be plausible, but it's not like they would say: "hey, you know what: our scripts are very vulnerable to piggybacking viruses" now would they? Still, it's likely you have a point. This "We're persecuted because we pirate against Big Corp" defense is NOT very plausible, and is a bit self-serving. Okay, so let's say that version 7 and 5 have suffered from false positives, do you REALLY think that the same goes for version 4 and 6? I don't think I've ever seen any sort of software program with that many viruses! Listen, I get it, you work hard, probably for no pay at all, and it's your baby and all that. You might do all this voluntarily. But aren't you worried about 9 to 12 virus scanners reporting malware? I know, you just wanna shrug it off, and say F .... you or whatever, and that is of course, YOUR prerogative. But if I were you, I would worry what went so terribly wrong from version 3 to 4 that it produced TWELVE error reports? And from version 5 to 6, from 1/2 to 9(NINE)/10(TEN) error reports? Okay, let's put it this way: Aren't you REALLY curious what made the number of error reports DROP from NINE to just ONE, when you went from version 6 to 7? I would be. 1- If you're still reading (which I kind of doubt, but maybe others can point this out), don't you realize that the MOST interesting thing is not that your program has 9 - 12 virus reports. The MOST interesting is that sometimes it has NOT. The up and down swings are immense. 2- Also, why there's a difference in unicode versus ansi versions? 3- Also, if unicode is supposed to handle Chinese characters and stuff, then why is the only virusscanner with a Chinese sounding name Jiangmin always negative about (edit: the unicode versions of ) BEncoder, but not when it's Ansi?? 4- Also, why does version 4-unicode have 12 reports, but 4-ansi only 1 or 2? Based on all these reports, I'd go with version 5.10-ansi, because McAfee has a better reputation than Jiangmin, but maybe I am too eurocentric ... IDK But ... I can imagine it's easier to shrug this all of and live your life.
  3. zploek

    BEncode Editor

    update: I've also run the unpacked files of Bencoder thru virustotal.com Unexpectedly, there IS a difference, between testing these files zipped and unzipped, they all report ONE virus more than when testing them zipped. Sadly now ALL versions report a at least one virus, even 5.10unicode: And no, the concept of a false positive is not lost upon me, but when the one before last version (6.10) report 9 to 10 viruses, it gives one pause about the other versions. Especially when it happened before in version 4.10 .... exe - v7-unicode: 2 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=9354117fe9e13648f4a32655bf28b6a51a5282ac675ea6cc28de8da2c15cb6ec-1313250239 zip - v7: 1 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=63027f8b9a9320df2b9c20cc8885063bdd15a707ac77aa95673263a11dcdc454-1313244549 exe - v6-unicode: 10 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=ea9f694edb145582b1e4474a90229863089612af6da1bf15ed915fc43f64cbf5-1313250585 zip - v6-unicode: 9 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=0b63cae47250b8e8cd42e5ec10b39a8a94560e69dabcaf88f87dc617eb922efa-1313243580 exe - v6-ansi 2 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=09a6e7302aa384f85f61e61081680ac313fc6dcff578886602cbe07d833e617b-1313250217 zip - v6-ansi: 1 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=e600c8914455ebac5c87e60fd8f39e0199c827f0b4f33b97330917180d6f8400-1313244152 exe - v5-unicode: 1 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=8bb031e0c2c7b776b9152cb469db24e3d5f04b96567d2504fd3c8550851fcdb8-1313251080 zip - v5-unicode: 0 !!! http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=c5dab58f8ada7382b0742bcf9c30263b9936a5792f16d05103b5ed8689aaf485-1313244171 exe - v5-ansi: 2 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=036cf3b7bb10a6427c7c1a553e9261d988fe5919430a27e725edd0e04b97e474-1313250142 zip - v5-ansi: 1 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=1410d39ec4f0601059a6515b112e6bc3ee48648a90d262722f33d2eaba5bb399-1313244168 exe - v4-unicode: 12 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=5582f5e5d8af0e496a6a99abce791d5a654ecc37ed02be77241b37849df939b4-1313250489 zip - v4-unicode: 12!!!!!!!!! http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=6b20a92128f10e9b0e6974dcea3c8d2c1c3dbc9d5369784cb5e3ebc177bb5418-1313244896 exe - v4-ansi :2 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=f2fba628fe761a1ebd1c676e94ed1d1fc1f7fc15d8adc05bd530445ea5d30488-1313250092 zip - v4-ansi: 1 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=bc355411b8f11dbe6271908bf75e05c7f6a7265fb9cd466d421176310ab045f8-1313244888 exe - v3 not tested zip - v3: 1 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=d7868de084b358871b7ffb51b1fc3a5a3404758b5ffe023dd631ddbe96696c99-1313244196 exe - v2 not tested zip - v2: 3 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=b8edda7868d0245045d6762aac9557b2f3092e4b5a421267141e2dbe6897a02b-1313244209 exe - v1 not tested zip - v1: 3 virus http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=c55e769036a594f6e6b38df7385701c8e550cb083418b1a87947541d3c4dfab6-1313244231
  4. there's a Firefox add on that does just that.
  5. I wanna thank Ultima, because he's always nice and helpful. He also makes very useful stuff like Beencoder I do NOT wanna thank those mods and devs who are rude and yell at you, just for not knowing the difference between MB and MiB. Remember, if you easily get angry at people who know less than you, don't work in helpdesking.
  6. zploek

    BEncode Editor

    I don't know about USUAL false positives, but version 5u is the ONLY one that is clean according to virus total.com. One gots to wonder why that is. version 4 has 12 virus warnings! v7: 1 http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=63027f8b9a9320df2b9c20cc8885063bdd15a707ac77aa95673263a11dcdc454-1313244549 v6-unicode: 9 http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=0b63cae47250b8e8cd42e5ec10b39a8a94560e69dabcaf88f87dc617eb922efa-1313243580 v6-ansi http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=e600c8914455ebac5c87e60fd8f39e0199c827f0b4f33b97330917180d6f8400-1313244152 v5: 0 !!! http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=c5dab58f8ada7382b0742bcf9c30263b9936a5792f16d05103b5ed8689aaf485-1313244171 v5a: http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=1410d39ec4f0601059a6515b112e6bc3ee48648a90d262722f33d2eaba5bb399-1313244168 v4-unicode: 12!!!!!!!!! http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=6b20a92128f10e9b0e6974dcea3c8d2c1c3dbc9d5369784cb5e3ebc177bb5418-1313244896 v4-ansi http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=bc355411b8f11dbe6271908bf75e05c7f6a7265fb9cd466d421176310ab045f8-1313244888 v3: 1 http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=d7868de084b358871b7ffb51b1fc3a5a3404758b5ffe023dd631ddbe96696c99-1313244196 v2: 3 http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=b8edda7868d0245045d6762aac9557b2f3092e4b5a421267141e2dbe6897a02b-1313244209 v1: 3 http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=c55e769036a594f6e6b38df7385701c8e550cb083418b1a87947541d3c4dfab6-1313244231