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Message 20838 - Posted: 1 Sep 2004, 7:23:03 UTC

DANGER I GOT AN TROJAN WITH A WORKUNIT!!

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Message 20847 - Posted: 1 Sep 2004, 7:59:46 UTC - in response to Message 20838.
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> DANGER I GOT AN TROJAN WITH A WORKUNIT!!
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No more details ???

-.-. --.- -.. -..- . - .-.-. -.- --... ...--

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Message 20899 - Posted: 1 Sep 2004, 12:14:29 UTC - in response to Message 20838.

> DANGER I GOT AN TROJAN WITH A WORKUNIT!!

Something to do with
"Life in the universe, radio SETI, and SETI@home's search for ET" ?

Just a question ;o)

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Message 20937 - Posted: 1 Sep 2004, 14:17:12 UTC

my Bitdefender show me this message!

C:\Programme\BOINC\slots\3\state.sah Infected VBS.Trojan.Startpage.F


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Message 20970 - Posted: 1 Sep 2004, 15:52:53 UTC

I wouldnt be surprised at getting this from time to time.

I work at the German Space Center near Munich, and as part of my work I downlink stored data from the spacecraft, and then transfer the raw unprocessed data to a pc via FTP. Quite often the antivirus checker says there is a virus or trojan. As the system the data downloads to is running Linux, and iits only connection to the outside world is via a dedicated line to our data center, the chances of this being real is zero point nothing.

As eti data is also pretty much random data, I guess it could happen that the data patter is similar to a virus and gets flagged. I wouldnt worry about it. Just dont try to execute it!

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Message 21015 - Posted: 1 Sep 2004, 17:05:21 UTC - in response to Message 20847.

> > DANGER I GOT AN TROJAN WITH A WORKUNIT!!
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> No more details ???
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> -.-. --.- -.. -..- . - .-.-. -.- --... ...--
> <img> src="http://boinc.mundayweb.com/seti2/stats.php?userID=986&trans=off">
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Well, just in case:

Info:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/trojan.startpage.f.html

You can do an free online AV scan here:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

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Message 21112 - Posted: 1 Sep 2004, 20:41:01 UTC - in response to Message 20970.

> As eti data is also pretty much random data, I guess it could happen that the
> data patter is similar to a virus and gets flagged. I wouldnt worry about it.
> Just dont try to execute it!

That's exactly the case...

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Message 21228 - Posted: 2 Sep 2004, 0:39:49 UTC

I auto-run Norton Antivirus and I've never detected a virus in a WU.

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Message 22575 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 12:16:11 UTC - in response to Message 21228.

> I auto-run Norton Antivirus and I've never detected a virus in a WU.
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NAV is the worst CRAP out of there!!!
Dont use it, its totally useless!
Better use a free AV.

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Message 22576 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 12:19:00 UTC - in response to Message 22575.
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> NAV is the worst CRAP out of there!!!
> Dont use it, its totally useless!
> Better use a free AV.

On what knowledge bases you make such a statement ? What do you know about Virus ? Tell me how many antivirus software type exist. Looking at your profile, Norton was in business before your birth and it did save my drives and my data many times. Did you read that on a teenage forum or from other spots face friends ? You have just told half of the users here they were stupid because that's probably how much of us currently using Norton.

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Message 22658 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 16:24:29 UTC - in response to Message 22575.


> NAV is the worst CRAP out of there!!!
> Dont use it, its totally useless!
> Better use a free AV.

I'll bet my Norton against your free AV any day. Post your IP address if interested.

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Message 22666 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 16:40:36 UTC

I'm using AntiVirGuard (free for personal use, updates,...). Nevertheless I think Norton Antivir is better from the point of updates (faster). But I hade no bad happenings with this software. Every virus erased, I hope so :-).

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Message 22683 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 17:12:32 UTC - in response to Message 22575.

> > I auto-run Norton Antivirus and I've never detected a virus in a WU.
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> NAV is the worst CRAP out of there!!!
> Dont use it, its totally useless!
> Better use a free AV.
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Maybe you think its crap because you have to pay for it and your little geeky computer club cant come up with a crack? There have a been a few times where there was a trojan horse embedded in an activex or picture that it detected and blocked before it even got to the harddrive. But you go right ahead and run those FREE AVs. Im sure theres good reasons why they are free. Lack of reliability being one of them. You're not the brightest star in the sky, are you?

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Message 22697 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 17:37:05 UTC - in response to Message 22683.

its not the 1st time to have virus un aWU in seticlassic i had this too some times

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Message 22700 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 17:37:50 UTC - in response to Message 22683.

> Maybe you think its crap because you have to pay for it and your little geeky
> computer club cant come up with a crack? There have a been a few times where
> there was a trojan horse embedded in an activex or picture that it detected
> and blocked before it even got to the harddrive. But you go right ahead and
> run those FREE AVs. Im sure theres good reasons why they are free. Lack of
> reliability being one of them. You're not the brightest star in the sky, are
> you?


Well said if not slightly harsh :)

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Message 22704 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 17:46:43 UTC

I have never had a virus warning with seti WU. Running McAfee all the time...
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Message 22737 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 19:10:28 UTC - in response to Message 22575.

> NAV is the worst CRAP out of there!!!
> Dont use it, its totally useless!
> Better use a free AV.

Yeah, that's why it's the number one AV solution...

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Message 22770 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 20:01:37 UTC

Norton rocks, Norton is on both my boxes twice, see if you can figure that out..;o)
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Message 22791 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 20:38:32 UTC
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When I started using Panda Antivirus Titanium it found I think 6 viruses on my system, and I used Norton Antivirus before that, but it made random errors on my HD and hang up's, so i droped Norton and never looked back.


Panda also does online check's.
Anders alias alo_dk.

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Message 22844 - Posted: 5 Sep 2004, 23:49:08 UTC - in response to Message 22791.
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> When I started using Panda Antivirus Titanium it found I think 6 viruses on my
> system, and I used Norton Antivirus before that, but it made random errors on
> my HD and hang up's, so i droped Norton and never looked back.
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> Panda also does online check's.
> Anders alias alo_dk.
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I tried one of those free check here we can find Jimmy Hoffa sites and I went in with a clean system and they found trojans, spyware, opti hardware and a couple of six shooters, I deleted them asap and washed my keyboard with lysol and have never been there since....Opps forgot to tell you howe I knew my system was clean, I had just put the baby together from brand new parts and it was my 1st connect to the net so there.......
NORTON FOREVER.........
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