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)
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)
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.