My antivirus software says PPTools are a threat
Your antivirus software says that a file called "ginstall.dll" is a threat
This file is temporarily installed in your Temp folder by our installer program. We've been using this same software to create our installers for nearly ten years and have never had any cases of viruses or other malware being distributed by it.
- PLEASE get in touch with us (use the "Contact us" link on your left). Let us know the complete message you're seeing and what antivirus software you use. We'll contact the manufacturer to report the "false positive".
- Check to see if there are updates for your antivirus software.
- If your antivirus software permits you to set rules, have it ignore this particular file or at least tell it to let you decide what to do.
- If neither of these is possible, consider getting more reliable antivirus software, one that won't annoy you with false positives like this.
Your antivirus software reports that our add-ins contain macros
It's true. Software like our PPTools add-ins are "macros" written in Visual Basic for Applications, a programming language that runs within PowerPoint.
Does that mean that they're dangerous? No.
Does that mean that your anti-virus software or PowerPoint are yelling for no good reason? No again.
Like all programs, addins can be harmless or malicious. Your antivirus software can't tell which. It can only warn you that the macro code is there, so it's doing its job as well as it can.
You have to decide for yourself whether to trust PPTools add-ins. If you've downloaded our software from this site, we think it's a safe bet. If we meant to do something nasty to your computer, we'd certainly try to hide our identity better than we do here.
But if you downloaded our software from another site, we strongly recommend that you do not install it. We don't authorize anyone else to distribute PPTools and we can't be responsible for unauthorized versions distributed by someone else. If you received our software on a CD you received at PPTLive or with a book, it's probably ok too, but again, when in doubt, download the latest version here[Previous] [Home] [Next]