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Opera.dll 11.01 ID'd in Flase Positive By Prevx?



4:14 pm on Feb 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

Struck up Opera this morning and Prevx immediately identified opera.dll as medium risk malware.

Is this a false positive?

Anyone else seeing it?


10:03 am on Feb 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

According to the Prevx forum several people had the same issue as a false positive and the issue has now been fixed.


3:56 pm on Feb 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for that, Husky. I also found a few discussions on the Opera community forum, but nothing definitive. Some of my own security software also generates false positives for what I think are very common programs - WS_Ftp and the like. It's a very complex world to program for.


4:01 pm on Feb 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi tedster - My work PC Opera seems to be broken now!

I can open it up with my home page etc and link to anything from that page however if I try to type in any name into the uri it fails every time saying "Could not locate remote server".

Something is definitely not right.


4:04 pm on Feb 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'm also getting "Internal communication error"...oh dear!

It's now sending a crash report to Opera.


4:28 pm on Feb 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Oh, done a re-install etc and the thing's really broken now, it's been rendered totally useless...so, that's a 13/14 year relationship ended is it?


2:28 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Check if you have any proxy configured and try to disable it.


2:41 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Nope, done that.

It's really weird, the browser opens with my homepage and I can go to links from that page but when I open a new tab and enter a url, bang, "Could not locate remote server" and then nothing works whatsoever.

Ah...I've just disabled Prevx and it now works!

Excellent, so they fixed that FP bug did they?


2:58 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

So, I removed Prevx from my system, re-booted and Opera was fine, re-installed Prevx and everything's ok.

Never had a problem with Prevx before.

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