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Panda Cloud Antivirus rejects Speedfan 4.49

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I'm using Panda Cloud Antivirus, it seems to work well.

When recently upgrading an HP Desktop machine to Windows 7 Enterprise, I came across both Panda Cloud Antivirus as well as SpeedFan 4.49.

Well, I had to start over loading Windows 7, so I got Panda Cloud Antivirus on first thing, then I went to install SpeedFan 4.49, but it was rejected by Panda Cloud Antivirus . . .

so I'm new to both Panda Cloud Antivirus (although it seems good, per the EE guy who recommended it). I also had SpeedFan 4.49 loaded earlier but some other nuisance virus on Firefox required a re-install of Windows 7 - everything seems good now (but I still have the fan revving up and such, and trying to adjust with SpeedFan).
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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
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Panda Cloud Antivirus is very good. We also use it.
I installed SpeedFan and have no problems. Maybe you are still infected.

not a Panda Problem
I also saw this. They will also help you.
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by:Sudeep Sharma
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The version of speed fan show in the screenshot provided by hopeleonie is 4.47 and williampeck is installing 4.49.

williampeck, try to install 4.47 and let us know.

4.49 could be false positive by Panda. You may need to open the case with Panda to get this fix.

Or you may also try downloading it again, the installer might be infected.

Sudeep
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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sorry for the delay . . .

hopeleonie
-- ok, thanks for the screen shot and suggestion.

SSharma
- I will try 4.47 now.

- I did post a question in Panda Cloud forum - no response

>>you may also try downloading it again, the installer might be infected.
- Panda blocked me from downloading, and I didn't override

- calling Panda now . . .

thanks !
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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Panda said that "well, maybe someone downloaded [it] and got infected, so now it's blocked". So basically it's on a list of software that Panda blocks, not that Panda could tell  that it was infected.

I did recently have this on my machine (after installing Windows 7 Enterprise). My machine did get infected and so I re-installed W-7-Enterprise, not sure if it was SpeedFan.

I can give it a try. If it gets infected, we'll know how this happened. But will wait to see what you say.
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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Ok, I'm going to load SpeedFan 4.49 - will let you know.
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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I must have tried to download the wrong item (and thus got the Panda warning message, "don't download - virus ! Proceed at your own risk !". I downloaded SpeedFan 4.49 which downloaded ok as setup.exe. But then Panda grabbed it an neutralized it. With a generic name like setup.exe, Panda must just block files of this type.

So while Panda seems good and others have recommended it here (including hopeleonie above), I'm wondering how Panda works ? Does it just block things on a list ? or could it "sense" malware like a detective, not as someone with a clipboard who blocks files if their on the clipboard's "not welcome list" ???
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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ugh - Speedfan has these deceptive "Download" buttons on the home page, I should have noticed they were Google ad's. Finally I clicked on their download button and installed SpeedFan 4.49. In the process I tried the setup.exe (above post) and ended up with "Browser SafeGuard with RocketTab" - and it won't uninstall !!! I'll google it but does anyone know about it ?

So I'll keep a close eye on things and will see if I get SpeedFan working - there's a good article on controlling uh, the fan's speed, so I'll read that and give it a try, and will let you know if I see anything suspicious going on.
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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I'm working on SpeedFan, but I ended up with BrowserSafeGuard with RocketTab. I've uninstalled it from Programs and Features (multiple times, also re-booted), but it's still there. Any idea how I can get rid of it ?
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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Ok, looks like I got BrowserSafeGuard removed, and PC is doing fine, but fans keep rev'ing up. I poked around with SpeedFan and read their article on how to control the fan's speed, but need to dig a little deeper and test it out.

I would still like a general view of how Panda Cloud anti-virus works. I can look on their site.
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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final thoughts ? I pretty much got my answer. I believe the bottom line is I clicked on a google ad "download" thinking it was getting SpeedFan. Finally I clicked on the appropriate SpeedFan download link.
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Where did you downloaded SpeedFan?
I did not get any warning and BrowserSafeGuard with RocketTab was also not installed.

SpeedFan
I'm wondering how Panda works ? Does it just block things on a list ?

Hope this video will answer everything:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-JfW4Ut8kg

Panda works with Cloud Systems. Malware Signature will be created automatically.
http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/threat-information/
A Reverse Engineer will only add Signatures that cannot be detected or edit a false positive Signature.

When I'm Reverse Engineering new Malware on my Systems Panda Cloud will detect them in seconds or in minutes. Not in hours or days like other AV Companies. Automatic detection has also a small disadvantage (= false positives) , as these Signatures must be edited by a human and will take time.

Now you know why we use Panda. The Software is light (will not slow your System), more effective against malware (also than other paid Solutions), easy to use and free. More awards and certifications:
http://blog.cloudantivirus.com/antivirus/awards-and-certifications/
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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hopeleoneie,

>>Where did you download SpeedFan?
-- I downloaded from the SpeedFan siteSpeedFan site, but I mistakenly clicked on the Download button which is actually an ad. His actual download link isn't very prominent, but I finally got it and everything seems good, my machine seems clean. I was able to get the BrowserSafeguard removed and I don't see any virus / malware issues.

Great on the info on Panda, thanks so much !
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