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Avast Found Trojan In AMR, Retarded AV Or What?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wokaka, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. wokaka

    wokaka Senior Member

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    i use a mac and I had windows 7 via bootcamp. I realized AMR ran extremely slow on my Windows 7 there (especially when confirming emails) so I had to reformat my bootcamp and installed Windows XP there.

    Well I am now using Avast free edition for my XP and when I tried to sign up to those article directories in AMR, several times (i believe it was 7 times) avast gave me alarm showing those html pages actually contain trojan. So basically out of 5200 directories, 7 of them gave Avast such alarm.

    Were these just false positive or what?
     
  2. Razvan

    Razvan Power Member

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    yep , same thing happened to me , seems that a few article directories are infected, but do not worry , if your antivirus detects them your all good , i have nod 32
     
  3. wokaka

    wokaka Senior Member

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    so it seems avast is not retarded but there are really few directories that are infected? Wow, i thought my avast is retarded because when I was using MSE (microsoft security essential) they didnt detect anything. Microsoft is pretty much fucked up (i always hate using windows but most good SEO tools are not available for mac)
     
  4. wokaka

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    someone in AMR forum has told me that avira also detected trojans in those few article directories. So 3 AV programs (avira, avast, and nod32) have all detected the same
     
  5. dgfalk

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    My avast detects trojans as well when signing up and submitting. Im really not to worried about it though.
     
  6. SEORasta

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    AMR trojans caused my computer to crash. I traced them back to a directory called toons something (sorry dount know the full url) and also a site from a .PL so I do not send to ANY .PL domains now that toon domain as well LOL...so far so good after that
     
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    I use avast too, and i also run most of my programs like this in sandboxie for a little added protection.
     
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    The trojans that are being detected are usually from the html results that are being saved to your appdata/roaming/amr/results folder after a signup/submit is processed on an infected site. These are "dormant" for the most part unless you view the result of the offending directory. Usually, the AV will quarantine these offending html files so they won't be an issue. AVG does this as well.

    I actively remove these sites when people point them out.