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virus check says it found a virus in a .pet
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tubby

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 07:34    Post subject:  virus check says it found a virus in a .pet  

I have run a virus check on this system and i received the following alert on a pet in my download folder. Crying or Very sad

[Found possible virus] <Heuristic-90 (not disinfectable)>

Do you think it is dangerous or a bad report from xfprot?.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 08:03    Post subject:  

Probably F-Prot.

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 09:18    Post subject:  

assuming it is a false positive . . what is the file?
https://forum.f-prot.com/index.php?topic=1251.0

. . . report here
http://www.f-prot.com/virusinfo/submission_form.html

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 10:49    Post subject: Re: virus or not  

tubby wrote:
I have run a virus check on this system and i received the following alert on a pet in my download folder. Crying or Very sad

[Found possible virus] <Heuristic-90 (not disinfectable)>

Do you think it is dangerous or a bad report from xfprot?.

Most likely, false positive.

Was this scan run from Puppy on a Puppy folder?

Viruses don't really exist for Linux. The extant ones all want to infect Windows, and can't run on/infect anything else. Folks running A/V in Puppy are usually concerned with protecting a Windows partition/machine, using Puppy as a secure platform from which to scan/disinfect/repair.

I don't use Puppy for that, hence don't install/run A/V in it.
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tubby

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 12:11    Post subject:  

Lobster the pet is to large for me to send as i only have a slow upload sorry, i tried to pm you but there appears to be a problem.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 12:31    Post subject:  

often, false positives are caused by upx compression, so, executables compressed with upx are (falsely) identified as virus
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 12:53    Post subject:  

Give us link from where you downloaded pet or give us name of pet only, someone will check it.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 13:07    Post subject:  

As the report is most probably a false positive i thought about posting the name of the pet but decided against it as i did not want to cast any doubt on the work of the originator, one shadow and a lot of good work could be undone.
I was hoping a moderator would allow me to pm them with the info,tried Lobster but it did not get through for some reason.
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Feb 2010, 04:26    Post subject:  

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Hi Lobster, re the infection reported, it is in the Quirky Linux Kernel 2.6.31.5-tickless_smp-q1.pet that i downloaded from the Quirky repository.
As i only have a very slow upload 20meg would take an awful long time, Maybe you can do it for me or ask someone else to check it out.
As the file came direct from Barry`s site you can understand why i did post what the pet was on the forum.

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You got through OK Smile
If anyone would like to find that file and check it please do.

Barry is on holiday at the moment
By making public any concerns you may have they can be investigated by our special team
of detective blood hounds Smile
- anyone up for it?

I understand and appreciate your concern not to 'cast aspersions'
but no one believes there is anything other than a false positive
- which has already been documented.

If a mistake has been made, then we would rather know
Something can be done Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Feb 2010, 16:10    Post subject:  

Thanks for following it up Lobster, i am hoping it is a false positive.
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