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Message 1373465 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 11:42:34 UTC

I woke up this morning to a virus warning. I am using Viper.
I believe this is part of the update to 7.0 but I want to be sure before I manually allow the change.
The details say that
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
is trying to modify
D:\Users\RSPolo\Program Data\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll
and it then says that libffrw3f-3-3_upx.dll is a known bad file.. and gives the MD5 as a96d81b6ee360b19b4b0d952acafad1f

Please confirm that this is supposed to be happening and I will contact Viper with the info.
Thanks in advance to whoever responds.

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Message 1373473 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 12:25:54 UTC

Hi,
I've been using Apple Macs since 1999, up to two Mac Pros now, 4 cores and 12 cores. Would really like to get the Nvidia and ATI GPUs working on SETI as well. Can't find much chat about this issue. Can I keep hoping that our minority group desires will come true one day soon ?
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Message 1373483 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 13:16:20 UTC

Hi, my name is Alessandro and I'm from Brazil, as well as some users BOINC - seti@home from U.S. I'm also getting vĂ­rus mesagens from antivirus - Bitdefender (Gen: @ Trojan.Heur.GZ.6mZ biVbUrm) when I downloaded the following: setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe.

How should I act in this case? It is a virus or a misinterpretation by antivirus - Bitdefender?

Anyone else had problems with viruses using BOINC and / or Seti @ home?

Thank you in advance for any comments.
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Message 1373488 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 13:24:27 UTC

The best advice I can give on both virus warnings is to check the file with https://www.virustotal.com/en/ - for peace of mind, if nothing else.

Both file names - libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll and setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe - are correct and to be expected with this release.

I have no idea why Viper should "say that libffrw3f-3-3_upx.dll is a known bad file" - especially because the file name is different from the one you gave the first time (it has an 'r', where the correct name has a 't'). But by all means do check with them.

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Message 1373491 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 13:36:33 UTC - in response to Message 1373488.

Thanks, Richard!

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Message 1373494 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 13:53:36 UTC - in response to Message 1373483.

I have 3 computers and all are failing to download the new Seti home 7 software. One machine has
McAfee and the other two has Norton's. I'm not getting a virus warning but something on all three machines are stopping the Seti home 7 from downloading. Firewall? Something for the Seti team to look into.
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Message 1373495 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 13:59:58 UTC - in response to Message 1373202.

Ohw next few days?..Is this also the reason that I don't get
new work after uploading? Cause my guf slowly get empty
after today. I am running to my 4 million :) But OK I'll
will wait. ;)
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Message 1373499 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 14:12:53 UTC

I see that a lot of people are having problems with their anti-virus programs flagging certain parts/modules/files of the v7 release. May I suggest that it is good practice to disable both the firewall and the anti-virus program while installing any new software regardless of their source. It is also good practice to exclude the BOINC data directories from any anti-virus scanning.
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Message 1373502 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 14:22:19 UTC
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I'm getting:
"Can't resolve hostname" for three files:

The Seti Graphics executable, the Windows main executable, and for the "libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll" file. This is with Avast! AV both on and off.

I don't run a firewall - not even the Windows Firewall, although Win XP keeps trying to turn it on...
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Message 1373503 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 14:25:39 UTC - in response to Message 1373473.

Hi,
I've been using Apple Macs since 1999, up to two Mac Pros now, 4 cores and 12 cores. Would really like to get the Nvidia and ATI GPUs working on SETI as well. Can't find much chat about this issue. Can I keep hoping that our minority group desires will come true one day soon ?


Only if your minority group will not only ask for that but will offer help in testing at least.
Urs working on MacOS OpenCL port, but he needs hardware to test on. So far we have not too many MacOS-based testers.
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Message 1373504 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 14:34:49 UTC

It is good to have things running more efficiently now with Seti! I Hope we keep improving.
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Message 1373505 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 14:35:06 UTC - in response to Message 1373488.

I apologize for the typo.. the reference io Viper os for ibfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll .. the r is my error
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Message 1373532 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 15:24:30 UTC - in response to Message 1373499.

good practice to disable

No, that is not good practice, it's even very bad advice. By disabling the firewall alone you practically invite that malware (rootkits, trojans, worms) installs itself on people's systems without their knowledge. Not everyone lives behind a hardware (NAT) firewall.

Adding the BOINC Data directory to the exclusion zone of anti-virus and other anti-malware programs is good advice. But you still have to scan it now and then, just do so manually and with BOINC disabled.
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Message 1373558 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 16:20:52 UTC - in response to Message 1373202.

I've been using BOINC 7.0.65 for Mac for quite some time now. How can it be new?
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Message 1373563 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 16:28:23 UTC - in response to Message 1373320.

Igogo wrote:
I have follow message: 30.05.2013 4:44:01 | SETI @ home | Message from server: Your file app_info.xml not suitable version of SETI @ home v7.
I use lunatics 0.40 for crunching. How I can fix this? Thanks

jason_gee wrote:
From my post in number crunching:
My recommendation (Subject to change after I try it) would be:
- Set No New tasks
- Wait until tasks all complete, upload & report
- delete app_info.xml from the project directory
- reset the project
- Allow New tasks

Extra notes: Probably need to check web options too in there somewhere [OK :)]. I'd try let the server decide amongst the compatible versions over some time with one instance per GPU (underutilised due to memory intensive Autocorrelations) then worry about multi instances after things settle in. You'd likely want either newer Recommended Boinc for that, or wait for installer for older Boinc clients to run with app_info (anonymous platform)


You'll need to ensure the web preference for V7 is ticked as well, which I gather it probably is.

I would like to repeat Jason's message.
Jason is one from the Lunatics crew.
So trust him.

BOINC will D/L all needed from the SAH server automatically.


all BOINC versions will D/L the needed files automatically ? What about i.e. 6.10.58 ?

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Message 1373565 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 16:36:42 UTC - in response to Message 1373558.

I've been using BOINC 7.0.65 for Mac for quite some time now. How can it be new?

BOINC is the managing program.

Seti is the project. The project releases applications of its own that run in the managing program. The version number has not much to do with the BOINC version number, it's a coincidence. Had there been more development, Seti could just as well be release v13.7 by now. Showing it's just a number.

The other difference is that you have to download an install BOINC.
The new Seti applications however are downloaded automatically. As long as you use the default setup, that is.
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Message 1373642 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 17:46:05 UTC - in response to Message 1373503.

Hi,
I've been using Apple Macs since 1999, up to two Mac Pros now, 4 cores and 12 cores. Would really like to get the Nvidia and ATI GPUs working on SETI as well. Can't find much chat about this issue. Can I keep hoping that our minority group desires will come true one day soon ?


Only if your minority group will not only ask for that but will offer help in testing at least.
Urs working on MacOS OpenCL port, but he needs hardware to test on. So far we have not too many MacOS-based testers.


You can stand by me.
I'm allready a BOINC Alphatester, I can be a SETI Alphatester too.
At this time, graphics cards in my Mac Pro (NVIDIA Quadro 4000 and ATI Radeon HD 5770) are crunching for WCG and Einstein.

I can be contacted by PM.

Cheers,
Georges
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Message 1373656 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 17:58:45 UTC - in response to Message 1373563.
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all BOINC versions will D/L the needed files automatically ? What about i.e. 6.10.58 ?



Yes, even 6.10.58 should download these files automatically (mine has... I run a mix of BOINC versions: 2 6.10.58's [one x32, one x64] a 6.10.60, and a 7.0.28...) after SETI central handled problem b) below...)

If it doesn't, typically something either:
a) is non-standard in your setup (for example: running a app_info.xml - when you'll get a notice in the messages tab [in 6.10.xx, that is - the separate messages log in 7.0.xx...] saying that app_info.xml doesn't know about V7. If you run a "optimized" version of the SETI app, you have an App_infor.xml!)
or b) somebody screwed up at the project.
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Message 1373681 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 18:26:47 UTC - in response to Message 1373656.


all BOINC versions will D/L the needed files automatically ? What about i.e. 6.10.58 ?


Yes, even 6.10.58 should download these files automatically (mine has... I run a mix of BOINC versions: 2 6.10.58's [one x32, one x64] a 6.10.60, and a 7.0.28...) after SETI central handled problem b) below...)

BOINC v6.10.58 won't be able to process MultiBeam work on an ATI Card, even if the card is processing (and will continue to process) Astropulse work on that card. But all other types of work should download automatically, yes.

(this may change later in the rollout, but that's the position for now)

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Message 1373682 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 18:29:40 UTC

I'm using BOINC from Synaptic.
It will be updated too?

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