Joined: 8 Jan 12
Malware warning in BOINC Manager since 5:50pm Pacific Time. ???
Joined: 1 Jun 99
2 days ago i also got a warning from my Avast anti-virus program ; Boinc projects Seti and Einstein got infected files.
Avast blocked the infection and placed it in the Vault.
Avast reported :
Infection : VBS:Malware-gen
File: /Library/Application Support/BOINCData/slots/0/boinc_mmap_file
AND also these files : /Library/Application Support/BOINCData/slots/0/boinc_setiathome_0
Need some help !
Joined: 7 Mar 03
This sort of report is not uncommon, although I think it is the first time for a Mac...
These are false positive reports. Frequently it is due to the low number of downloads BOINC has (compared to some other applications), or the behavior of BOINC when running, where it causes the download of other applications. The normal solution is to add the BOINC data directories to the AV software's directory "white list".
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