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Old 03. May 2009, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Kcleaner is malware?

When I try to install the latest version of Kcleaner, Avira stops the install saying it's a threat. I uploaded the install file to virus total and got a 3/39 detection.

Should I go ahead and install it anyways?

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http://www.kcsoftwares.com/

You guys probably know the developer for their famous updating software, SUMO.
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Old 03. May 2009, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am not sure what is causing the threat alert, but the basic install of KCleaner includes the software "Relevant Knowledge", which is spyware and is unnecessary to run KCleaner.
http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?rk

The lite download supposedly does not include RK. See if that gets any flags.
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Old 03. May 2009, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep. That fixed it. I got a 0/39 detection on the lite version, and no warning from Avira.
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I'm the developper of KCleaner ( http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?kcleaner )

Use the "Lite" version or Zip/7z package if RK raises a warning on your PC.
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I know MBAM also detected RK as malware. I know it did a few months
ago but I don't know if its still doing it. I would be extremely careful if I
was to install KCleaner.
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Old 06. Jun 2010, 11:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm the developper of KCleaner ( http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?kcleaner )

Use the "Lite" version or Zip/7z package if RK raises a warning on your PC.
Out of curiosity, why does your application contain spyware?
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Out of curiosity, why does your application contain spyware?
Maybe it's a secret?
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Old 07. Jun 2010, 08:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Because making software is expensive.
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Old 08. Jun 2010, 06:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Seems a real piece of work. Never heard of it before this thread.

http://www.spywareguide.com/spydet_4...knowledge.html


Just out of interest Kyle.......How much revenue would/does RK generate for R&D of new software for you?

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Kyle you right when you say "making software is expensive" but when
the bad guys are the ones sponsoring it, then you are also marked as
a bad guy.
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