Q-Dir (File Manager)

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Re: Is anyone else getting malware warnings with Q-DIR ?

#61 Post by joby_toss » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:05 pm

No problems for me. I'm sure it's a false positive.

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Re: Is anyone else getting malware warnings with Q-DIR ?

#62 Post by portafreeuser » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:27 am

What do you think it means that Q-Dir is trying to access other running programs though? If it's a false positive, why doesn't it happen with all the old versions of Q-Dir? What exactly is going on with it?

No other program I have ever used gives this message. And I use tons of freeware and payware.

I'm just confused and wary...

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Re: Is anyone else getting malware warnings with Q-DIR ?

#63 Post by guinness » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:42 am

Is it the executable (.exe) or the ZIP folder (.zip) you're having problems with? Did you download from SoftwareOK directly? What Anti-Virus are you using? If you reported to the author about the issue without providing the following answers then I doubt they will be able to help.

Why not upload to VirusTotal to see what other Anti-Virus companies flag the program as.
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Re: Is anyone else getting malware warnings with Q-DIR ?

#64 Post by joby_toss » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:49 am

Q-Dir 4.79 x64 on VirusTotal:
http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/rep ... 1318768387

Q-Dir 4.79 x86 on VirusTotal:
http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/rep ... 1318768561

The problem is your anti-malware software, or your qdir.exe was affected by a virus or whatever.

Edit: @guinness - man, again?! :)

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Re: Is anyone else getting malware warnings with Q-DIR ?

#65 Post by guinness » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:18 am

Edit: @guinness - man, again?!
:mrgreen:

Thanks for testing, I didn't because I kind of expected the results to be 0/43!
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Re: Is anyone else getting malware warnings with Q-DIR ?

#66 Post by portafreeuser » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:54 am

Thanks for the replies.

I still don't know why Q-Dir is doing what is deemed a risky behavior by my anti-malware program, but I hope and guess that it's safe based upon the community concensus. I know that virus checkers don't check the behavior of a program, just scan for malicious contents. Since previous versions didn't exhibit the risky behavior, I think something has changed in a not-so-good way... in other words, the programmer decided to implement something that is frowned upon by some anti-malware.

I did some research and it's trying to do the same type of behavior that some malware does exploit also. But nevertheless, Q-Dir seems mostly OK. And also it even functions when my anti-malware sandboxes it and blocks it's risky behaviors. It was trying to do some stuff related to installing Global Hooks and accessing protected COM Interfaces of other programs.

But thanks guys for your help.

I did email the program author with an explanation of my situation, but I didn't get any reply. I can only hope that he's taken it into consideration. That is if he even read my email.

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Re: Is anyone else getting malware warnings with Q-DIR ?

#67 Post by guinness » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:42 am

You still didn't answer 2 of my questions! We still have no idea what Anti-Virus you're using, where you downloaded it from?
It was trying to do some stuff related to installing Global Hooks and accessing protected COM Interfaces of other programs.
Which is to be expected from such an application.
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Re: Q-Dir (File Manager)

#68 Post by Midas » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:55 am

Old topic update: on account of its name form, this very popular file manager has trouble being found through TPFC search forms, which has caused the comment section of the database entry to grow enormously.

In the spirit of solving that, I am hereby promoting this topic to be Q-Dir's official forum topic.

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Re: Q-Dir (File Manager)

#69 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:57 pm

Midas wrote:this very popular file manager has trouble being found through TPFC search forms
Yeah I see what you mean. Good idea.

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