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02-05-2012 06:36 PM  5 years agoPost 1
edwelds

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I have an old version of RealFlight G2 lite.While trying to install on my laptop,Mcafee stoped the install.It listed E:\CPANEL.EXE as a trojan. This is on the disc i bought from tower hobbies.copyright 2002. I first thought it was a mistake by Mcafee.I could not resolve the issue with Mcafee,so i googled CPANEL.EXE. It comes up as big brother spyware.Tracks what you do on the internet and sends personal info to a hacker site.
I had this program on a desktop I had years ago.And as I recall I had a lot af problems with that computer until I used my trusty format:C and reinstalled what i needed.
Anybody have any input on this?

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02-05-2012 06:40 PM  5 years agoPost 2
McKrackin

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It's also used for online gaming where computers have to share real time information...So I'm told but it makes sense.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-06-2012 12:42 AM  5 years agoPost 3
Leif

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False Positive

You can't go by just the file name when trying to identify computer threats. There are probably dozens of legitimate software packages that contain an executable named cpanel.exe.

The problem is that there WAS a trojan that was identified that used the CPanel.exe filename, and therefore McAffee and several other antivirus softwares identify the RealFlight G2 control panel as a POTENTIAL threat. Our company has this problem routinely with various pieces of our legitimate applications. Some virus or malware will get released that uses the same filename as a piece of our application and the antivirus apps start quarantining/locking out parts of our code. It's a real pain to deal with from a support standpoint.

Simply exclude this file from your antivirus scanning and move on. There's no threat as long as the program really is the one from KnifeEdge/Realflight.

Leif

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02-06-2012 05:01 AM  5 years agoPost 4
rilopez825

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Great explanation and if you read on most software installs they recommend that you disable your antivirus untill you finish installing the new program.

Richard

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