[WT-support] McAfee Attacking Win-Test?
hal at japancorporateresearch.com
Tue Dec 12 06:46:23 CET 2017
That did it. As usual, you are the guy with the answers.
Odd that it just suddenly happened after all these years with no problems.
73, Hal W1NN
On 12/12/2017 12:43 PM, Bob Wilson, N6TV wrote:
> Please see this link
> in the Win-Test FAQ.
> Rest assured you can instruct McAfee to restore Win-Test and add an
> exclusion. Instructions here
> <https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/articleview;jsessionid=D4BIzxXS1_SmyeWchsG4i8h29qPqdsRP9Bb6leI5rLHSJAqAAi1T%21854777885%211633732872?locale=en-US&articleId=TS101944&_afrLoop=822474875783929#%21%40%40%3F_afrLoop%3D822474875783929%26articleId%3DTS101944%26centerWidth%3D100%2525%26leftWidth%3D0%2525%26locale%3Den-US%26rightWidth%3D0%2525%26showFooter%3Dfalse%26showHeader%3Dfalse%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D152r8wyzaq_4> and
> here <http://smallbusiness.chron.com/add-exceptions-mcafee-69566.html>.
> Bob, N6TV
> On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 6:20 PM, Hal Offutt
> <hal at japancorporateresearch.com
> <mailto:hal at japancorporateresearch.com>> wrote:
> Something strange just happened with Win-Test.
> I had WT open and was just about to create log files for the
> just-ended ARRL 10M contest. Suddenly I got a notice from McAfee
> saying that it had isolated a virus called Real
> Protect-SS!FA464A3BE006. Then Win-Test closed. I clicked on the
> shortcut to open Win-Test again and got a message saying
> WinTest.exe has been deleted, the short-cut doesn't work and do I
> want to delete the shortcut? The Gateway laptop in question is
> running Windows 7.
> I checked McAfee's security history and found this entry:
> Virus or Threat Found:
> Threat Name: Real Protect-SS!FA464A3BE006
> Status: Quarantined
> Scan-type: Real Time
> We found one or several threats on your PC
> Threat Name: Real-Protect-SS!FA464A3BE006
> Process: c:\Program Files (x86)\win-test\wt.exe
> It sounds like McAfee has falsely identified WT as a virus. If I
> go to McAfee's quarantined items page, I can select win.ini and
> restore it. Should I do this and will this solve the issue?
> I've been using both WT and McAfee for many years and have never
> seen anything like this. Anyone else had this problem?
> 73, Hal W1NN/JA
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