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Message 23370 - Posted: 7 Sep 2004, 19:19:20 UTC
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Here you can go on!

The old post is here!


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Message 23381 - Posted: 7 Sep 2004, 19:49:21 UTC

WHat kind of Virus???


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Message 23386 - Posted: 7 Sep 2004, 19:59:25 UTC - in response to Message 23381.  

> WHat kind of Virus???

No virus - the thread is effectivly about some cheap (or free) virus checker flagging a trojan in a WU.

You get what you pay for.

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Message 23394 - Posted: 7 Sep 2004, 20:10:41 UTC - in response to Message 23370.  
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fairy tale!

There isn't a Virus in a WU.

Even when 100 threads will be opened, this fact will not change.

Most probably : just wrong alert or missbehaviour of the used tool.

Rule: use 3 different scanners from different companies, all 3 must "alarm" independently, then might perhaps it's worth to take a closer look.

don't play with the word virus, just to put it here.


Basti,
in allen Ehren, ich halte diese Meldung für ein Märchen Deines AntiVirus tools
Es gibt eine Regel in der Branche, nimm 3 gute AV Tools von 3 unterschiedlichen Anbieter, wenn alle das Gleiche in der gleichen Datei(en)
berichten, dann langsam kann man es in Erwägung ziehen ob da was ist.

Aber bitte spiel nicht mit dem Feuer. Mir scheint es gefährlich zu sein, un- bewiesen den Begriff "virus" so schnell zu verwenden. Du erschreckst damit nur Leute für nichts und deine Glaubwürdigkeit leidet. Wäre doch Schade.

Falls Du noch immer in Zweifeln steckst und Dich um keinen Preis umstimmen lässt, ist dies Deine MEINUNG. Akzeptiert. Sende doch einfach mal die Dateien und alle aufgezeichneten infos dem Anbieter Deines AV Tools zu Prüfung

Vielleicht schenkst Du denen Glauben oder halt nicht.

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Message 23401 - Posted: 7 Sep 2004, 20:18:23 UTC

Correct me if I'm wrong but before a virus can infect your pc it needs to be executed. I believe, again correct me if I'm wrong, WU are just data files and don't get executed.
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Message 23430 - Posted: 7 Sep 2004, 21:50:29 UTC - in response to Message 23401.  

> Correct me if I'm wrong but before a virus can infect your pc it needs to be
> executed. I believe, again correct me if I'm wrong, WU are just data files and
> don't get executed.

That is correct.

Microsoft has blurred the execute part in their effort to make things "easier"...

and the class of things that "execute" is larger, but it has to be a script or compiled binary file.

Data files, in and by themselves cannot infect anything ...




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Message 23440 - Posted: 7 Sep 2004, 22:38:36 UTC - in response to Message 23401.  
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> Correct me if I'm wrong but before a virus can infect your pc it needs to be
> executed. I believe, again correct me if I'm wrong, WU are just data files and
> don't get executed.

I think it's highly unlikely but doesn't anyone remember the buffer overrun exploit? To those who haven't - it means under certain circumstances a virus can be passed on via data.

Still I hope the SETI crew check for such things if it's appropriate?

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