Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 software reports two instances of a virus in Visual COBOL 2.1 Update 1 download

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Problem:

Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 software reports two instances of a virus in Visual COBOL 2.1 Update 1 download. message reported is:   

   "detected a tr/crypt.xpkct.tn virus and dll is prexml.dll, mfhcolib.dll and htmlpp.pol"

Resolution:

This virus detection software is picking up these files as a false positive. We have scanned the files using Symantec Endpoint Protection and nothing is detected.   The files have also been uploaded to www.virustotal.com which scans against multiple virus scanning engines. Two scanning engines picked up a possible issue:

Looking at the description issue for the threat it looks like this is a generic threat that just looks for certain characteristics:   http://www.avira.com/en/support-threats-summary/tid/3488/tlang/en

There is no actual virus in these files and the detection should be ignored.

 

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