Codec Pack Virus?

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Codec Pack Virus?

Postby kelvand » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:34 pm

I just purchased the MM codec pack. I saved the mmip file to Google Drive and did a download from Drive, which reports that the mmip file is infected with a virus (no other info). I saved to local drive anyway and then did a scan of it using Kaspersky which did not detect a virus.

Does anyone have a similar experience? Is Google's detection of some mysterious virus a concern?
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Re: Codec Pack Virus?

Postby Peke » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:50 am

Not that we know of, have you tried to report false positive or get more info on the matter. I tried to do same and there was no Virus reports when I saved it on Google drive.
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Re: Codec Pack Virus?

Postby rivorson » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:32 am

Google probably uses the ClamAV engine for virus detection, which seems to be the only engine to identify the codec pack as a virus:
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/56b7c ... /detection

I tried unzipping the codec pack and checking each individual file through VirusTotal and none were detected as a virus so it's only the mmip container that is being detected.

I have sumbitted a false positive report to ClamAV which will hopefully help.
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Re: Codec Pack Virus?

Postby Peke » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:43 pm

Hi,
That means it is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristic_analysis to blame for false positive. I have ClamAV on NAS testing all the files and none MMIP are reported.

THX for update.
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Re: Codec Pack Virus?

Postby rivorson » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:06 pm

That's interesting. My NAS also uses ClamAV and it has quarantined the last two or three versions of the codec pack.
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Re: Codec Pack Virus?

Postby Peke » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:40 pm

Hi,
If you have QNAP please try to upgrade there was some reports on false positives.
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