[LibX] false AVG malware warning due to GacMeUp.exe
godmar at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 10:39:44 PST 2010
Short answer: this file is part of the LibX IE installer. It's a legitimate
It registers LibX in the registry, specifically the "Global Assembly Cache"
- hence the acronym 'Gac'.
Virus software may reject that if it is configured to detect and prevent
writes to the registry. However, there is no other way to install LibX/IE
than to write to the registry. That's also why Administrator access is
required to install LibX/IE.
So, configure your antivirus software to allow registry accesses by
GacMeUp.exe when installing LibX/IE.
From: Colin Elliott <coline at athabascau.ca>
> To: libx-bounces at mozdev.org
> Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 11:10:08 -0700 (MST)
> Subject: AVG malware warning
> One of our faculty members reported that when installing LibX, AVG detected
> and removed GACMEUP.EXE because it was detected as malware. Could someone
> confirm whether or not this was due to LibX? Thanks
> Colin Elliott
> Digitization Coordinator
> Athabasca University
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