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Discussion of bugs in Seamonkey
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Post Posted March 18th, 2017, 8:33 pm

When I download seaMonkey:
SeaMonkey Setup 2.46.exe for windows and try to install it I get the following message from my anti-versus program:

Auto-Protected blocked security risk

Heuristic Filename: setup.exe
Threat name: Heur.AdvML.CFull Path: c:\users\jerome greene\appdata\local\temp\7zsd0c2.tmp\setup.exe

Threat type: Heuristic Virus. Detection of a threat based on malware heuristics.

setup.exe Threat name: Heur.AdvML.C


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Post Posted March 18th, 2017, 10:31 pm

Certainly not the first time the Norton antivirus clients has had false-positives or screwed with something in SeaMonkey on Windows.

You know Symantec is doing such a good job when they have been singled out in Release notes for a number of years now.
Known Issues
Norton/Symantec anti-virus scanners may report that some parts of SeaMonkey (e.g. the file freebl3.dll) are suspicious. If you downloaded SeaMonkey from one of the official download sites, this is a false alarm. You might experience problems with secure websites when this happens. To fix the issue, instruct your anti-virus software to ignore these files (and move them out of quarantine) and/or switch to another anti-virus software and reinstall SeaMonkey.

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Post Posted March 19th, 2017, 1:20 am

They have had false-positive issues with their aggressive heuristics going back to before Seamonkey was even a thing. I think they were already known for it in the Netscape 4 days.

You would think at some point they would fix their crap.


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Post Posted March 19th, 2017, 4:39 am

When I download SeaMonkey

From where?

You can verify the downloaded file's hash from here, (the *SUMS file).
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted March 19th, 2017, 7:31 am

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Post Posted March 19th, 2017, 8:12 am

I just turned off anti-virus and installed seamonkey. No problems.

And yes I did turn on my anti-virus

Thank You all

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