Null.exe or Noop.exe False-Positive

Version 3

    Symptoms


    • Anti-virus is reporting a threat when contacting: http:\\xml.shavlik.com\noop.exe
    • Anti-virus is reporting a threat called noop.exe or null.exe

     

    Cause

     

    The noop.exe/null.exe is a file from Shavlik that will allow you to perform 'custom actions' on selected machines. The patch associated with this item does notinstall anything on the target systems. The Anti-virus warning on this file is considered a False-Positive.

     

    Resolution

     

    • Add an exception within the Anti-virus/firewall for the url: http:\\xml.shavlik.com\noop.exe.
    • *Add an exception for the noop.exe/null.exe.


    *NOTE: The noop.exe/null.exe downloaded from the url http:\\xml.shavlik.com\noop.exe is a safe file that contains no malicious code. This does not prevent other parties from creating a malicious file with the name noop.exe or null.exe. Adding explicit exceptions for a file by file name only is done at the customers own discretion.