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Old 29. Mar 2014, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Various anti-virus and anti-malware programs indicate that components of the Nirsoft suite are malware.

I find no info regard this on Gizmo's. I guess i want to know if the zNirsoft suite is safe to use.
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Old 29. Mar 2014, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nirsoft's software are highly regarded, and are quite safe. He has been developing these software since many years. Yes, many antivirus and anti-malware do report some of these software as malware, but that's just false positive.

Many of Nirsoft's software have been featured regularly in Gizmo's Hot Finds, and often we have cleared this confusion in the comments when the queries arrive.
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It's primarily the password recovery tools that trigger alerts. The developer Nir Sofer has commented on the false positives in several places, e.g. http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/05/17/a...ll-developers/. Nirsoft is highly reputable. I use the programs frequently.
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Old 31. Mar 2014, 05:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for your input. I would rather be safe then sorry
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