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Does this file contain a virus?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Arthas, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Arthas

    Arthas BANNED BANNED

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    I just got bitched at for sharing something in the downloads section i found on rapidshare. The pro version of proxyfire. I posted the virustotal scan results:

    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/7f661337fa33b57d2a5e28d7c9a3dece

    all the virus scanners i have ever used showed it as clean, and half the positives said "suspicious" rather than positive. Also, due to the nature of the program it seemed like something that would probably throw false positives.

    I even scanned the demo version on their site, which threw false positives: http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/edb82bf67f426234cf463dee487fb793

    So I made the post and then got threatened by the downloads mod for doing it. Are you BHWers not capable of looking at these scan results and making an educated decision on your own? I know I am.. Thats why I decided to download the program and am now enjoying using it.

    If you look at scan results and are unhappy with them, sandbox the program when running it.

    what think?
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Sounds reasonable enough but many people lack the intelligence to run such a virus scan or keep the file isolated. Today a guy told me how is computer was "uber secure"* because he has Vista and Norton Anti-Virus... I laughed in his face.

    * Yes, he actually said "uber secure".

    One of my friends (a different guy then above) told me how his computer was infected he keeps scanning with norton it finds one or two things but... CANNOT GET RID OF THEM. LAME (As expected because norton sux).

    To those unintelligent people:

    - Run inside a virtual machine
    - use Deep Freeze from Pharonics (Google)
    - Run your own virus scans against the file

    - If your running Norton Get rid of it. (NORTON SUX HARDCORE... So does McAfee) If you ask why and you think your knowledgeable in computers please leave this forum now or grow a brain and figure out why yourself.
     
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  3. jazz99

    jazz99 Regular Member

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    Deep Freeze is a must and can save your ass
     
  4. Arthas

    Arthas BANNED BANNED

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    true enough. i guess the real question here is how to tell when you're getting false positives. I believe with what i was sharing this is the case. especially since the demo threw them as well.

    of course you can never be too safe but thats how the internet goes.
     
  5. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    The VirusTotal scan results show 9 out of 33 virus hits. False positives or not, that is TOO MANY VIRUS HITS for me to let it stay in the Member's Downloads forum, so I deleted the thread.

    It's my job to make the Member's Download forum as safe as possible. I realize that the methods for detection aren't perfect, but it is the best option at this time.

    If you have a problem with my decision, you are welcome to take it up with one of my superiors, like HaRRo or Essential Clix.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
  6. cracknut

    cracknut Junior Member

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    Thank you for bumping a thread almost a year old...



    NOT! Retard...