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LosFrijoles

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I use AVG Free for anti-virus. Imagine my dismay when my most used program (aside from Adobe Reader and Windows Media Player) is marked as having a trojan called Agent.YEV.

Is there a trojan packaged in this software that nothing has noticed for the past 6 months that I have been using the programmer? Would it be safe to take this program out of my virus vault?

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No, definitely no trojan horse or virus inside Microbrn. The problem is caused because the 'microbrn.exe' file has been compressed which fools some anti-virus programs into thinking it has a virus.

Please send me an email and I will reply and attach an uncompressed version. this will fix the problem. Just unzip and copy to the folder where 'microbrn.exe' is installed.

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Hi,

since yesterday I had the same problem with AVG. So after AVG called for a virus, I can't start the Microbrn application. Frank, you said that it is a compressed version? I don't think so because you can't run a compressed file... but maybe you mean someting else!
I have unzipped the main file on an old PC (with no AVG) and moved the microbrn file to my XP macine, same result. I have no permission to excess the file.
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Frank,

thanks for sending me the uncompressed version. Indeed, it works, no trouble with horses anymore!
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Ther is no Trojan and Symantec confirms it: Pls see posting copied from another topic:
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Frank, finally the good news. The file microbrn.exe has also been certified to be clean by Symantec. Kudos to you and your team!.

Tyro,

The file you submitted to us wasn't being detected by Symantec. It has been analyzed and deemed clean.

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Yesterday I tried the online scanner and it reported virus in the fixhex2.exe. The file I submitted was microbrn.exe, is it the file you are saying is clean? Can you please clarify? Thanks a lot to all of you folks!

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Yes, the file you submitted (submission #9795126) had an MD5 hash equal to 0x0fe62a97a08e2e75ab395b1562b6d7d0. It's name is 'microbrn.exe'. This file is clean.

Please try using the online scanner for fixhex2.exe and let us know the outcome.

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Can you send me the uncompressed one? I used AVG and its known as trojan.

Thx.

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I've just bought a 3128 - USB PIC Programmer and am having the same problems with the software installation on windows vista. Both microbrn and fixhex2 are detected as trojans and can't be run. Would it be possible to get the uncompressed versions?

Thanks.

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Please email me direct.
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I got a programmer from the mcu mall . A diy k149-bc and there is a issue with it not being able to load programs into the 18fxxx chips. What it's doing is it's giving me a line fuse error. When I go to load a program that's what comes up and it never load the program into the micro programmer software.It says that you have to got the microburn file, but avg software says it's got 4 Trojan horse viruses!Do anyone know what difference between the older version and the newer version of Trojan horse!
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If antivirus software detects a virus, that file should be cleaned… if antivirus software detects a worm or a Trojan (the) action should be to delete the file.

When the antivirus software detects the threat, it may prompt your for an action. Then what we have to choose either ‘clean’ for viruses, or ‘delete’ for worms and Trojans.


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I have my antivirus software find two trojan viruses today and two a couple weeks ago and it says it quarantined them. They were in my temporary internet files. I deleted these files after finding out that’s where my antivirus software found them but, should I do anything else?
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Hi,

since yesterday I had the same problem with AVG. So after AVG called for a virus, I can't start the Microbrn application. Frank, you said that it is a compressed version? I don't think so because you can't run a compressed file... but maybe you mean someting else!
I have unzipped the main file on an old PC (with no AVG) and moved the microbrn file to my XP macine, same result. I have no permission to excess the file.
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MicroChip's C compilers have a problem in that they create hex files based         on 8-bit words. Never in Microchip's history have ANY of the PICs had 8-bit         words. So naturally, MicroPro gets choked up on them because it never expected         them to be used. This same problem afflicted several other popular programmers         as well. We have written a "corrector" which changes 8-bit references to word         references and allows MicroPro to accept the data. Penny Auction | Penny Auctions
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Hi,

since yesterday I had the same problem with AVG. So after AVG called for a virus, I can't start the Microbrn application. Frank, you said that it is a compressed version? I don't think so because you can't run a compressed file... but maybe you mean someting else!
I have unzipped the main file on an old PC (with no AVG) and moved the microbrn file to my XP macine, same result. I have no permission to excess the file.

AVG definitely has a problem reporting 'false positives' with compressed EXE files. I can send you the uncompressed versions - please email me direct.
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Originally Posted by newskycars
MicroChip's C compilers have a problem in that they create hex files based         on 8-bit words. Never in Microchip's history have ANY of the PICs had 8-bit         words. So naturally, MicroPro gets choked up on them because it never expected         them to be used. This same problem afflicted several other popular programmers         as well. We have written a "corrector" which changes 8-bit references to word         references and allows MicroPro to accept the data.

There is a program called 'Fixhex' that is supplied with the DIYpack that does the same.
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