SlimJet is reported as a threat

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SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by r.purnama83 » Sun May 11, 2014 8:54 pm

The recent release of SlimJet I downloaded is always reported as a threat by Avast AntiVirus, specifically "sjtsetup_x86.exe".. I've tried to download SimJet over and over, but the result is still as previous.
Can anybody give me the solution?

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Re: SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by flashpeak » Thu May 15, 2014 11:25 pm

Slimjet is clean. It's just a false alarm from Avast since Slimjet is pretty new and some AV software make mistakes from time to time. Please report the false alarm to AVAST via the following link: http://www.avast.com/contact-form.php . Mention the download link of Slimjet: http://www.slimjet.com/beta/sjtsetup_x86.exe
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Re: SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by oftentired » Mon May 19, 2014 11:37 am

I suggest AVAST! users become proactive with this issue and place the Slimjet execution file on the AV allowed list.
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Re: SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by djg14 » Wed May 28, 2014 7:34 am

oftentired wrote:I suggest AVAST! users become proactive with this issue and place the Slimjet execution file on the AV allowed list.
I think this is down to the developer to submit it to the AV companies. On Virustotal one or two other scanners are finding it suspicious. I don't know enough to make a judgement so until it scans clean I will stay away from this browser.

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Re: SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by flashpeak » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:53 am

I believe Slimjet is no longer detected as threat by Avast now. If you still get the warning, please update your virus definition to the latest version.
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Re: SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by djg14 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:53 am

flashpeak wrote:I believe Slimjet is no longer detected as threat by Avast now. If you still get the warning, please update your virus definition to the latest version.
Thank you for that. I can confirm it is now passed by Avast.

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Re: SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by flashpeak » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:29 pm

I can't believe that Avast just starts to throw false positive on Slimjet.exe again. We are reporting it to Avast. Will post back once they have resolved the issue again. Can't really trust these guys to do things right.
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Re: SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by oftentired » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:51 am

Using virustotal It came up positive on the installation file for me a couple days ago.

Today using virustotal both the installation file and the program execution file are coming up clean.

go figure?
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Re: SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by Scribe_uk » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:54 am

flashpeak wrote:I can't believe that Avast just starts to throw false positive on Slimjet.exe again. We are reporting it to Avast. Will post back once they have resolved the issue again. Can't really trust these guys to do things right.
Hmmm, Given the trouble I've had with Avast quarantining SJ, I think I'll wait until you confirm that it's OK again, before attempting to run it.

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Re: SlimJet is reported as a threat

Post by flashpeak » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:46 am

I'd have to agree with oftentired on this. Users should be more proactive on this and help submit the samples to Avast as well. We already did it ourselves. Even more people submit Slimjet as false positive, that should help give the sleepy Avast guys a wake-up call.

If we had the muscles like Microsoft and Google, we would want to sue Avast for damage to our reputation. Oh, I guess there would be no need to. The Avast guys would blame their own sleepy eyes automatically if they somehow detect a virus in a Microsoft product.

If you have trust with our product, you can simply set an exclusion for Slimjet in Avast user interface. Nowadays, AV software becomes more nasty and deletes suspects automatically without giving users choice to override and add exceptions. If you want to add an exception, you will have to find it very hard in an unnoticeable corner of the software. For Avast, it's in Settings->Antivirus->Exclusion. Just add the path of Slimjet.exe to the list of exclusions.
Scribe_uk wrote:Hmmm, Given the trouble I've had with Avast quarantining SJ, I think I'll wait until you confirm that it's OK again, before attempting to run it.
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