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    "BAD FILE (MALWARE)"

    July 9, 2012  |   By ArvindD11

    Pros

    This app is irresistible. awesome & i never came across such a beautiful app. its widget's are mesmerising. But Norton detected it as BAD FILE (MALWARE) and removed. Game is over, get back to work

    Cons

    what is con in a malware? idon kno

    Summary

    Copy of report submited to download.com
    Yesterday Norton Internet Security's (NIS) Norton Power Eraser detected "xwidget.exe" & gallery" (gallery of xwidget) as bad files. Now i have to format my PC because of destablized. I request you to only add trusted files after checking Terms & Conditions, privacy policy etc. Atleast you can give rating to apps on basis of trustworthiness. Download.com's credibility will be highly improve if you'll test, monitor, explore apps untill you are 100% sure of apps integrity, safety, reliability. I appreciate your feedback procedure & open to be contacted further if needed.
    Thanks for listening..

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  • Reply by tomf80 on December 19, 2012

    Snap.Do that was packaged with it is the malware. Unfortunately, you can't install one without installing the other. CNet is deliberately distributing malware these days.

    I posted on the xwidget forum asking them to host their files where they won't be infected by CNet and Snap.Do. If they don't respond within a few days I will uninstall their product and never look back.

    If you Google you can find how to remove Snap.Do, it is about a ten stop process. A waste of an hour due to CNet. All of their downloads are now infected with this filth.

  • Reply by xwidgetsoft on July 18, 2012

    Hi,Just a False Positives by Norton. I had submit to Avira and Kaspersky to test is CLEAN.
    There are many reports and it is CLEAN:
    http://analysis.avira.com/samples/details.php?uniqueid=Of7YXGMFCYf0ScGw0C89cXy1NQ4DWxq8&incidentid=1149966
    http://r.virscan.org/report/98cbc5703133486221aa1e7bb187bf66.html
    http://r.virscan.org/report/8ea34bac578abc092d21ee0451523c67.html
    http://r.virscan.org/report/4a85fc7673a9e316d5f183257cb1e1fd.html

  • Reply by MikeyJ18 on July 12, 2012

    If your heuristic -or however it's spelled- sensitivity is too high then it will read it as malware. My Avast! Pro 7 and Malwarebytes Pro both operate on my Windows 7 computer. Maybe if u check that out in your scan settings you could use it.

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