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microsoft security essentials says newest scrapebox is a virus

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    Hi
    I had SB on my computer. It was not working (cannot find server) so I read here that you have to download the latest version.
    When I downloaded it, microsoft security essentials eliminates it, saying it contains a worm.
    the old one was ok, it would not get detected by MSE.

    now I am not one of those retards who think everything microsoft says is true. as a matter of fact, I was planning on getting rid of MSE anyway. but I am concerned that the latest SB may contain a virus. does it?
     
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  3. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    If you want to be sure then just scan it with a few other tools (Kaspersky and F-Secure, for instance) and see what they come up with.
     
  4. ryan-isra

    ryan-isra Junior Member

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    you can try with virustotal.com or just remove the MsSecxesntial
     
  5. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    Thanks for letting everyone know how crappy MSE is!
     
  6. IMNeolution

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    If it's a crack version, then there is a possibility, otherwise, it wouldn't contain any virus.
     
  7. aldis

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    How on earth it would be a cracked version if the download link comes from the scrapebox's website?...
     
  8. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Newbie

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    I have the same issue. In fact MSE has deleted scrapebox from my computer altogether.
     
  9. SmartMan

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    Next time, delete MSE before it deletes SB. I don't want to hear "A fly killed an Elephant" again.

    And I don't think it's because scrapebox servers got infected by a virus.

    I believe that you read most of our member's sites ranking got increased recently in bing/yahoo where bing = yahoo.

    Most likely Microsoft's Bing gone mad after crawling through these spammy comment backlinks and added scrapebox to their virus definitions to hopefully stop scrapebox owners from blasting comments.

    The news here is bing/yahoo now gives more weight to comment backlinks.

    As a BHW Member, Things like these are piece of cake for us. Just ignore those false warnings and continue spamming! ;)
     
  10. HerbaL

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    Sounds like a false positive to me
     
  11. tashrif

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    Like thats a new thing !
     
  12. CiscoKid

    CiscoKid Registered Member

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    Same here. What is concerning is that in the details it shows the virus - wowsteal.gen

    Why would this file be in SB? Used to be a fan of SB but really going down the shitter lately. 1st we have the issue of being down for days and unable to access to verify license, now this..
     
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    The false positive has been reported to Microsoft already, and should hopefully be whitelisted in their next definition update. You can submit it for analysis here https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Submission/Submit.aspx they may review it faster if more reports are received.

    The new version connects to a different server for the first time in almost 3 years due to the new load balancer / firewall, it has a new exception handler (the thing that asks if you want to send an error report if it crashes) and there's the start of a new plugin system (not enabled in the menu system as it's not yet complete). Other than that nothing has changed, and i don't know which of those 3 things is triggering MSE but no other major AV software has a problem with it. But Microsoft should review it soon.
     
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  14. MREXXTREME

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    Just happend to me also!
     
  15. kominik

    kominik Registered Member

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    Maybe its crack in folder. Dont use Mrcrosrrft. try AVG free edition (This Antivrs can be temporary disabled in administration) (And is free of course :)
     
  16. equalizer

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    Recently installed f-secure anti-virus and it quarantines the scrapebox executable -- even when I restored it. The list of allowed software shows scrapebox is allowed but immediately after that the .exe file is quarantined again. WTF?