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ygtbsm
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Message 31 of 42

Re: BEWARE vulnerability scanner

MVM is indeed finding files in Firefox's download directory.  I've just added and deleted files in that directory and VS is picking them up.

So, in summary, MVM will scan the hard drive for files (even for files which aren't installed) and will deem them a vulnerability and then introduce a new potential vulnerability by installing software onto the machine as well as retaining the original files in their original locations which is supposedly a vulnerability in the first place.

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Message 32 of 42

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ygtbsm wrote:




Years ago, I had µTorrent on my machine, but I've deleted it.



since MVM  is quite a recent addition to the consumer product, I assume by this you are telling us that you uninstalled uTorrent BEFORE you installed MVM?

I hope you can agree it makes it extremely unlikely you have uninstalled, as obviously MVM is not going to detect things that were not there when it was installed...

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Message 33 of 42

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It's plausible that you came to that assumption, but it's not correct. 

Years ago, I had µTorrent on my machine. 

Then, also years ago, I installed MVS. 

Then, also years ago, I deleted µTorrent on my machine.

µTorrent does not appear in my install programs listing, nor is in referenced in my registry, with the sole exception of .torrent as a known file extension entry in my registry.

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Message 34 of 42

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I know you must be really angry at your son for both downloading and sharing movies illegally via peer-to-peer software, but I don't understand what your concern with MVS is?

MVS does not download movies, activate software etc - I don't even believe it updates torrent software (it's too obscure).

And of course, I am sure you already know that BitTorrent clients don't download things themselves, you have to tell them what to download... And lastly, I am sure you know that Bittorrent is not part of Windows - you have to choose to download it.

If you can explain what the product flaw is, we'll be right on it.

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Message 35 of 42

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Simon, it does update uTorrent (for one example) and the software always turns itself on when updated, or rather defaults to "Start with Windows".   That's the fault of  uTorrent, not McAfee.

My point was that MVS always asks you first if you want to update anything before going ahead and doing it, giving the user the choice of going ahead or not.

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Message 36 of 42

Re: BEWARE vulnerability scanner

Best to just as suggested disable the Vulnerability scanner scheduled scan.or

1. Do not have automatically install my updates after a scan selected in the settings

2. You can also unselect the program updates and only scan for windows updates

Uni not willing to acknowledge this was a mistake due to settings on the programs?

Yes Simon utorrent is updated by VS and auto then starts something I always disable after scans and updates to it.

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Message 37 of 42

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I stand corrected then - uTorrent is updated by MVS. The fact it sets itself back into "Start with Windows" mode is interesting for sure.

I still don't see any failure by Livesafe/MVS though? What am I missing?

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Message 38 of 42

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Coincidence perhaps but about 3 minutes ago MVS offered me an update to uTorrent.  This time it didn't alter any settings, simply started the software.

All I had to do was exit.

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Message 39 of 42

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BTW I see no issue with MVS as told here at least.

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Message 40 of 42

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I also should have added that MVS does not install updates automatically at default settings, but it could do so if the settings are altered as such.

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