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    Re: Cross-platform software dev --and SunGraph.
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Feb 13, 07:12 EST
    Tony you wrote:
    "He downloaded the SunGraph application well over a year ago, from the web. He cannot remember from which site etc. Anyway, the short version of the tale is after installing his new anti-virus s/w a Trojan called Backdoor Punctes.A was uncovered in the original download and in the set-up files of SunGraph.
    So tread carefully."
    Always gotta be on the look-out for virus infections, but I think you will find that this is a well-known "false positive" from a cheap (as in free) anti-virus product, most likely Grisoft's AVG which was known for false alarms in some earlier versions. You can look into it on the web. There was no trojan or virus involved in SunGraph, and serious anti-virus software, e.g. Norton, would not have "cried wolf". SunGraph is FINE, as are various other products which were mistakenly flagged by said antivirus software.
    And I agree with you 100% that we need to tread carefully when downloading software (at all times), but I personally believe that we need to be careful with virus stories, as well.
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
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