23 December 2021

Maybe Not Wasted

I've been doing more research.

The Chinese software that you have to download for your VX DIAG dongle which trips AVG's trigger as a trojan might actually be a false positive.

It's a strange concept to me that something that makes the anti-virus software trip can be innocuous.

I think I will put it on the 320gb Win7 Pro drive that came with the computer that I replaced day-one with a 750gb.

The Lenovo has a removable DVD-ROM that you can replace with a battery or hard-drive caddy.

With the 320 installed in the caddy and booting to Windows I should be pretty safe.

Eyes crossed.


  1. I get a lot of false positives anytime I download radio programming software for my various Chinese two-way radios.

    It's not too unusual.

  2. The way just about all virus detecting software works is it contains a list of lines of code found in the viruses that they isolate in their labs. To us, it would probably look like gibberish, but it's malicious code. The antivirus compares the lists to the file it's looking at and if it has one of those collections of symbols, it flags it.

    As the number of viruses goes up and the apps get longer, there are so many strings of text, both in the list being checked for and the code being inspected, that some of those combinations turn up just by coincidence.


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