avg scan pick up bittorrent.exe as Trojan Horse

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    avg scan pick up bittorrent.exe as Trojan Horse

    hi,
    Anyone getting this, just updated the AVG free version with the latest virus definition file and AVG pick up the following files as "Trojan Horse PSW.Generic2.AOK":

    c:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe
    c:\Program Files\Bit Torrent\choose_language.exe
    c:\Program Files\Bit Torrent\maketoeewnt.exe

    anyone getting this? I have use the online scan
    http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
    but it did pick them up as Trojan Horse.
    Any advise please?


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    Just use the following online scans to scan c:\Program Files\BitTorrent Folder and it ok.

    http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    any advise please?


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    Anyway the three programs are now in AVG virus vault and I have also uninstalled the BitTorrent from my system.
    The thing is, I download and installed from the official site. Is that mean Trojan Horse can attach itself to these programs? Or AVG making a mistake?
    Any ideas?


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    My experience is that all major antivirus programs thinks any program that accesses the internet or other computers are a potential Trojan horse. Which is true if you understand how a trojan horse works.

    You need to unblock all programs that you trust. If you don't know who to trust, you can enable spyware, adware, and viruses to operate on your computer.

    Thatz the paradox of a antiviruses. If you try to block everything, nothing will work(other than preinstalled software like Internet Explorer). If you know what to trust and what not to trust, there is no need for an antivirus since I just won't install any bad programs...

    Just enable Bittorrent. Personally I like Bitcomet better. Its interface is friendlier and has more functions.


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    Ditto on the Bitcomet - That's all I use.


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