NHM Writer and McAfee Problem Solved

15 Mar

NHM Writer McAfee Anti-Virus Problem Solved

NHM Writer 1.5.1.1 Beta from New Horizon Media

Few months ago I had posted in this blog the problem I was experiencing (based on other posts in other forums, others were experiencing similar problems) with NHM Writer 1.5.1.1 on Windows based machines (XP, Vista, Win7)  that had McAfee Virus Suite installed. The problem was my inability to use Alt+2 or Alt+3 to switch from English typing to either Unicode phonetic Tamil or Unicode phonetic Hindi in Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel, Publisher.

I am happy to report that as of today (may have been earlier but I noticed it today) that I no longer have the problem. The problem was my inability to use Alt+2 or Alt+3 to switch from English typing to either Unicode phonetic Tamil or Unicode phonetic Hindi in Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel, Publisher. The keys wouldn’t activate the Unicode typing nor would the reinstallation of the NHMWriter proceed properly. The reinsatll will stop with a error message of Trojan Horse virus.

I had contacted the software writers at New Horizon Media and simultaneoulsy sent out a report to McAfee using the suggestion from this post via e-mail to Virus_Research @ Avertlabs dot com.

I don’t know which of these requests helped (or it may NOT have been my report!), but as of today with McAfee VirusSan Enterprise 8.7.0i with Scan Engine 5400.1158 and DAT version 6649.0000 with DAT created on March 14, 2012, NHM Writer seems to be working again.

BTW, during this time I used eKalappai for Tamil typing. eKalappai is another excellent Unicode Tamil typing program but it doesn’t allow Hindi or Kannada typing.

What to do?

Simple relaunch of the program doesn’t work. You need to reinstall from the download. You will first notice that there is no longer Trojan Horse warning. Then the installation will proceed normally. After that everything seems to be normal.

Thanks to those of you inquired about it and those who helped solve the problem.

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2 Responses to “NHM Writer and McAfee Problem Solved”

  1. mrnags April 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I thank the users of NHM Writer like you who continuously followed it up with McAfee and made them to remove this False Positive alert. Thanks for the trust and continued loyalty & patronage on this simple product.

    • R Venkatachalam August 7, 2015 at 5:06 am #

      நான் கடந்த ஏழு ஆண்டுகளாக இதனைப் பயன்படுத்தி வருகிறேன். ஆனால் இன்று அது திடீரென்று வேலை செய்யவில்லை. தவித்துப் போய்விட்டேன். தங்களது பதிவு மிகவும் உதவிகரமாக இருக்கிறது. நன்றி. இவன்
      அர.வெங்கடாசலம்
      முன்னாள் உளவியல் பேராசிரியர்
      பாரதியார் பல்கலைக்கழகம் கோவை
      ஆசிரியர்: திருக்குறள்: புதிர்களும் தீர்வுகளும் ஓர் உளவியல் பார்வை (2012), வள்ளுவம் அல்லது வாழ்க்கையே வழிபாடு(2013) மற்றும் Thirukkural – Translation – Explanation: A Life Skills Coaching Approach (to be published by Penguin shortly.)

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