Panda Claims WinPatrol is a Virus
First, it was Symantec’s NAV 2007 incorrectly recommending that folks remove WinPatrol when it’s 100% compatible. Now, we have Panda Internet Security 2007 telling users it found a virus called Dialer.IQQ inside WinPatrol.exe. We just can’t get a break.
I have contacted support at PandaSoftware but haven’t heard back. Obviously, there is no virus in WinPatrol.exe. In fact, there is no dial-up code of any kind used by WinPatrol. Doing a search on Dialer.IQQ comes up with nothing
Worried that someone else might be reporting problems based on some signature file, I ran WinPatrol.exe through a great free service called VirusTotal. This service allows you to submit suspicious files and it will show you the results of over a dozen known AntiMalware programs.
This is the results from running our latest WinPatrol.exe file.
It would appear PandaSoftware is alone in their assessment of WinPatrol and need to fix something.
VirusTotal is a great service that you can check out at http://www.virustotal.com/
Update: 12/22/2006 5:08 PM Response from PandaSecurity.
I will be working in our lab to recreate this incident and resolve the issue; however, I will need to know which version of Panda you are encountering this problem with. Please provide the full version of the software and upon retrieval of this information, I will begin the test.