Dolphin Viewer 3 Windows Installer

I received a single user report that Avira anti-virus found a virus in DolphinViewer3-i686-Windows-

After getting that report, I ran F-Prot, AVG, and ClamAV over the setup file, as well AVG and ClamAV across my whole build system, and they all found nothing.

Avira, on the other hand, has been known “somewhat prone to false positives”.

So there is no virus in there.


The ‘virus’ that Avira is detecting in the Dolphin Viewer 3 installer is “ADWARE/Adware.Gen“.

Please note this section in the description of this ‘so-called’ virus:

A generic detection routine designed to detect common family characteristics shared in several variants.
This special detection routine was developed in order to detect unknown variants and will be enhanced continuously.

To me that translates to “We don’t really know what is going on there.”

I’ll send the installer to Avira to have it analyzed and properly scanned now.


I’m getting word that other people have similar false positives with Firestorm, and the original Linden Labs viewers right now. It seems that there is something in the original code that upsets virus scanners.

8 thoughts on “Dolphin Viewer 3 Windows Installer

  1. I’ve submitted the URL to Avira as Suspected False Positive. Don’t know whether they work weekends but hopefully will be resolved quickly.

  2. Just wanted to add that I’ve been using the previous Dolphin iteration without problems and rated it highly as a fast, simple to use yet well-featured viewer. Clearly with the churn in features lately, it’s a tremendous achievement to be able to release a series 3 viewer. Many thanks!

  3. Lance,

    AVG Pro threw up a false positive on Dolphin 3. Been running it since last night without incident. Second Log-in today AVG flagged (actually had the same warning once with Firestorm 3 after installing that earlier in the week & got a similar vault prompt when first ran Viewer 3). I didn’t think to screen dump before clearing, but will do so if it happens again. Can’t help wonder if there is something in the LL base code that is upsetting some AV software.

  4. Have now had confirmation from Avira that this was a false positive and that they will take the pattern out of one of their forthcoming updates (date unspecified).

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