2 out of 43 aint bad?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by monkeybutt, Mar 21, 2011.

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  1. monkeybutt

    monkeybutt Registered Member

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    I sent a file to VT and Prevx and esafe pegs it as having hidden malware, I'd say those are false positives...right.
     
  2. LoneWolf

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    Hard to tell without knowing what the file is.
     
  3. monkeybutt

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    Don't laugh:D I got an addiction to Big Fish Games and Prevx labels all files from this company as Cloaked Malware as does esafe.
     
  4. LoneWolf

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    What company is that?
     
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    MBAM and Avast say differently on the games I have from there. What may be being flagged is any toolbar additions or other 3rd party software that may come bundled with these. "Oblirion" (spelling?) is one such thing that the popular gaming site Pogo.com bundles with their downloads. If I remember right, you can opt out of it and ignore. My BigFish games don't have anything with them..but I get them elsewhere. Anyway, it's this 3rd party (usually adware) that is likely being flagged. I've never heard anyone complain about BigFish being infected with anything. A lot of this stuff doesn't have to be actually malicious to be called malware by some of these security apps. But anyway, as with anything computer security-related, when in doubt, kick it out.
     
  7. monkeybutt

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    I usually just quarantine the file then delete it if not needed, which strangely enough, they never are.
     
  8. LoneWolf

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    Jotti and URL Void reports clean as does NOD32 and MBAM here.
    A few discrepancies on WOT, but would bet a FP from Prexv and Esafe.
    Can't be too safe though, best to check with multipliable resources.
    (Still not laughing monkeybutt) :D
     
  9. monkeybutt

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    You should try the games, you might be surprised.

    I emailed Prevx support to tell them this is most likely a FP, well see what they say.
     
  10. monkeybutt

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    Yup FP. Prevx agreed and is supposed to change the detection of this.

    The Big Fish Games files that set off this warning for you are sometimes mistaken for Trojans by security software, due to how they operate. Once those .exe files of ours are downloaded, they fetch the requested game from our network and install it within our Game Manager -- because this two-way communication can appear suspicious to some security software, those files are occasionally flagged as Trojans by mistake.
     
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