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virus warning on 7.0 exe

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Message 51206 - Posted: 17 Jun 2014, 16:30:34 UTC

my virus program, Avast!, gave me a virus warning when one of my computers tried to download the SETI 7.0 CUDA42 executable (.exe)... suggest someone check it out for viri/worms, etc.!
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Message 51209 - Posted: 18 Jun 2014, 9:11:04 UTC

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I suggest you exculde the boinc dirs from AV. Those almost invatiably turn out as false alamrm by overzealous AV software.
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Message 51212 - Posted: 18 Jun 2014, 9:21:26 UTC

That application has been installed here for about 15 months - any virus in it would have been found and reported many times over by now. BOINC servers run Linux, and the files on them are protected by digital signatures - the chance of the file having been infected on the server after initial deployment is infinitesimal.

But I'll download a fresh copy and run it through https://www.virustotal.com/ just to eliminate even that.
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Message 51213 - Posted: 18 Jun 2014, 10:25:46 UTC

VirusTotal reports the file as 100% clean:

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/56638340909f9613e842c3833f1a95625ea3a8f3299650c29a28053fb9bb395e/analysis/1403086834/

Please report the false alarm to Avast.
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