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Message 1374750 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 13:27:21 UTC - in response to Message 1374748.
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Pierre(XP_Freak) my husband did all that, still no work
and I do the same minutes ago, put it on no task and then
ask for task again, but nothing apear over here on my computer.
Is there something more that I overlook'd maybe??

Make sure you enabled 'SETI@home v7: yes' in your project preferences, you have received Stock work, but only v6 work:

All tasks for computer 5936358

Note on the right where it says SETI@home Enhanced v6.03

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Message 1374872 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 17:20:06 UTC - in response to Message 1374750.

Pierre(XP_Freak) my husband did all that, still no work
and I do the same minutes ago, put it on no task and then
ask for task again, but nothing apear over here on my computer.
Is there something more that I overlook'd maybe??

Make sure you enabled 'SETI@home v7: yes' in your project preferences, you have received Stock work, but only v6 work:

All tasks for computer 5936358

Note on the right where it says SETI@home Enhanced v6.03

Claggy


I have the Newest v7 and my the work was all done
then XP_Freak started with the v7 and reset everything
by the way I've got 2 task's and then it stopped.
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Message 1374878 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 17:25:38 UTC - in response to Message 1374872.
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Pierre(XP_Freak) my husband did all that, still no work
and I do the same minutes ago, put it on no task and then
ask for task again, but nothing apear over here on my computer.
Is there something more that I overlook'd maybe??

Make sure you enabled 'SETI@home v7: yes' in your project preferences, you have received Stock work, but only v6 work:

All tasks for computer 5936358

Note on the right where it says SETI@home Enhanced v6.03

Claggy


I have the Newest v7 and my the work was all done
then XP_Freak started with the v7 and reset everything
by the way I've got 2 task's and then it stopped.


You're talking about BOINC v7, We're talking about the application Setiathome v7, NOT the same thing.

I've you don't enable Setiathome v7 in your project preferences you won't get Setiathome v7 work.

I supplied you with the link to get to the Setiathome preferences in my earlier post.

Run only the selected applications SETI@home Enhanced: yes Astropulse v505: no SETI@home v7: yes AstroPulse v6: yes


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Message 1374902 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 18:21:54 UTC - in response to Message 1374878.

Pierre(XP_Freak) my husband did all that, still no work
and I do the same minutes ago, put it on no task and then
ask for task again, but nothing apear over here on my computer.
Is there something more that I overlook'd maybe??

Make sure you enabled 'SETI@home v7: yes' in your project preferences, you have received Stock work, but only v6 work:

All tasks for computer 5936358

Note on the right where it says SETI@home Enhanced v6.03

Claggy


I have the Newest v7 and my the work was all done
then XP_Freak started with the v7 and reset everything
by the way I've got 2 task's and then it stopped.


You're talking about BOINC v7, We're talking about the application Setiathome v7, NOT the same thing.

I've you don't enable Setiathome v7 in your project preferences you won't get Setiathome v7 work.

I supplied you with the link to get to the Setiathome preferences in my earlier post.

Run only the selected applications SETI@home Enhanced: yes Astropulse v505: no SETI@home v7: yes AstroPulse v6: yes


Claggy



Claggy Yesssss. I did it all by my self with your help
Thank you thank you thank you verry much :)
Its running again to my 4 million... ;)

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Message 1374993 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 22:19:33 UTC - in response to Message 1374180.

The only 'red' is from ClamAV - PUA.Win32.Packer.UpxProtector


PUA stands for "Potentially Unwanted Application", which means that ClamAV has decided the only use for compressed executables is for "bad things". ClamAV could decompress them and scan the decompressed executable for viruses like nearly every other virus scanner does. I will suggest that to them.
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Message 1375023 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 23:06:17 UTC - in response to Message 1374993.

The only 'red' is from ClamAV - PUA.Win32.Packer.UpxProtector

PUA stands for "Potentially Unwanted Application", which means that ClamAV has decided the only use for compressed executables is for "bad things". ClamAV could decompress them and scan the decompressed executable for viruses like nearly every other virus scanner does. I will suggest that to them.

I was using executable compression 20+ years ago so my entire program suite would fit on a single 5.25" standard-density floppy disk.

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Message 1375036 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 23:18:10 UTC - in response to Message 1375023.

Apparently ClamAV doesn't allow submission of a false detection report for PUAs because ClamAV doesn't consider PUA detections to be virus detections.


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Message 1375099 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 3:00:54 UTC - in response to Message 1373693.

FWI Just scanned the first one. AVG v. 2012.0.2242, database v.3184/5875 (June 1, 2013) reported no virus detected.

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Message 1375111 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 4:46:21 UTC - in response to Message 1375023.

The only 'red' is from ClamAV - PUA.Win32.Packer.UpxProtector

PUA stands for "Potentially Unwanted Application", which means that ClamAV has decided the only use for compressed executables is for "bad things". ClamAV could decompress them and scan the decompressed executable for viruses like nearly every other virus scanner does. I will suggest that to them.

I was using executable compression 20+ years ago so my entire program suite would fit on a single 5.25" standard-density floppy disk.

Me too. I used PKLite and LZEXE

Packers & Unpackers:
http://www.woodmann.com/crackz/Packers.htm

http://bellard.org/lzexe.html


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PUA stands for "Potentially Unwanted Application"

For those that don't know - sometimes it is called PUP (depends on the terminology of the antivirus)
PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentially_Unwanted_Program#Grayware


Personal opinion:
I think that some antivirus vendors intentionally report anything that looks slightly suspicious
(e.g. Packers; or BOINC downloading .exe and .dll files in the background and starting/using them)
so unexperienced users are convinced "Oh, yes, MY antivirus is working, I spend my money for a good" ;)


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Message 1375162 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 7:15:56 UTC - in response to Message 1374993.

The only 'red' is from ClamAV - PUA.Win32.Packer.UpxProtector


PUA stands for "Potentially Unwanted Application", which means that ClamAV has decided the only use for compressed executables is for "bad things". ClamAV could decompress them and scan the decompressed executable for viruses like nearly every other virus scanner does. I will suggest that to them.


Indeed. I ran ClamAV (0.97.8) after the download, nothing to report as almost usual.

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Message 1375204 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 7:55:41 UTC
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Everything is running fine now, only with one tiny thing..
the validation don't work as usual, and the graphic screensaver
looks terrible, no spike's underneed, and upper graphic
looks ugly, but maybe this will go better also?
Anyway, the big point is the validation.:(
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Message 1375328 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 12:50:04 UTC - in response to Message 1373693.

I am running AVG 2013 under Windows 8. I have no problems downloading the file. I do get a warning on the certificate, but still allowed to download and run the file. I did a file scan with AVG 2013 and it reported no threats.

Also, sometime yesterday while I was away from my PC my system updated to version 7 without any issues. It is running smoothly now. No problems here.

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Message 1375524 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 19:01:08 UTC - in response to Message 1373693.

Both files scanned with AVG Free 2013 and both passed No Problem, how do I get BOINC to resume work?

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Message 1375628 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 22:26:23 UTC

Added exception to AVG thanks for the post.

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Message 1376332 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 4:16:14 UTC

after avg 2013 threw a hissy at seti@home version 7 & cuda version 7; I had to reinstall bonic as it kept asking for a service file that didn't exsist. Sadly I lost a few work units due to "error in computing" but have now managed to add the exception. I think when my paid avg expires, I might have to find another antivirus / firewall program to replace it with. Suggestions of a more suitible program welcome. Both my desktop & laptop run 32 bit versions of vista.
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Message 1376381 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 5:50:06 UTC - in response to Message 1376332.

after avg 2013 threw a hissy at seti@home version 7 & cuda version 7; I had to reinstall bonic as it kept asking for a service file that didn't exsist. Sadly I lost a few work units due to "error in computing" but have now managed to add the exception. I think when my paid avg expires, I might have to find another antivirus / firewall program to replace it with. Suggestions of a more suitible program welcome. Both my desktop & laptop run 32 bit versions of vista.

Rae, read this, maybe it will help
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71773&postid=1373233#1373233
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Message 1376420 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 7:36:20 UTC - in response to Message 1376381.

Hi.
Thank you for your reply. Bonic seams to be ruynning smoothly for now after the exceptions were put in place for each application <seti@home 7 + the cuda version. + astropulse 6.01.> I will keep a close eye on it when the next few work units are complete so i know if i have "solved" this hick up for now. Will post the results in a day or so when units complete.
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Message 1376509 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 12:36:14 UTC - in response to Message 1376332.

May I suggest Microsoft Security Essentials. I have been using it for about a year and it works great. One thing I like about it is that it upgrades definitions 2 or 3 times a day.

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Message 1376521 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 13:01:09 UTC

I use Avast Free 2013 which works seamlessly, and also updates itself a couple of times a day with a voice confirmation! Be careful of their site though, else you end up downloading the free trial of the paid for version, and you always get Google Chrome and toolbars unless you un-tick boxes. To be fair they have to fund their free version somehow. Persevere and it is worth it.

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Message 1376572 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 17:34:21 UTC - in response to Message 1376332.

I might have to find another antivirus / firewall program to replace it with. Suggestions of a more suitable program welcome.

I use ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 (the current version is 6 but I like the older interface)
http://www.eset.com/

http://www.eset.com/home/whyeset/compare/


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