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I was just installing PostgreSQL 4.1 with Drupal and other tools. While the Setup was installing phpWiki.exe, Kaspersky blocked the Setup and quarantined two files:

phpWiki.exe, and

StackBuilder.exe

The actual message that Kaspersky report says:

Legal software that can be used by criminals for damaging your computer or personal data. PDM.Worm.P2P.generic.

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So what's the question? –  John T Dec 10 '09 at 20:30
    
The question is why it is showing virus like activity while the installation files are extracted? –  RPK Dec 10 '09 at 20:45
    
Because anti-virus is a completely unreliable crock that does more harm than good in 2009? –  bobince Dec 11 '09 at 1:15

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Kaspersky has real-time protection. As files are being written and executed they are scanned by the software. From what I see, those 2 programs seem legitimate. Kaspersky's heuristics seem to think they are conducting suspicious behavior, but it's likely a false positive.

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Agreed. I think it is the heuristics that is giving false positive. –  RPK Dec 11 '09 at 5:32

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