Integrity of NOD32 installers

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  1. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    A simple question:
    I've checked the integrity of the installers of NOD32 trial versions (Win9x and Win2000/XP) with WinRAR (version 3.30) and 7-Zip (version 4.20) and both report that the installers are corrupt. WinRAR shows the following message (translated from Spanish):
    "The authenticity information is not valid or is damaged"
    "The header of file "o_O" is damaged"
    I've downloaded both installers from multiple locations (NOD32 Argentina, NOD32 Uruguay, NOD32 Latin America) and I always get the same message. However, both install fine with zero errors.
    Checksums (MD5):
    - ne98spst.exe (2.70.39): 5674feb9ff940d79f88830bd2010823b
    - nentspst.exe (2.70.39): 37dd74f975bdcb9ec1e41eb74f9cfcd7
    Is this a normal/expected behaviour? Is this a bug in those (old) versions of WinRAR and 7-Zip?
    Thanks
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    I get the same errors with WinRAR 3.70 but the files extract fine.
     
  3. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Thanks WSFuser. So, it seems that it's a normal behaviour of WinRAR.
     
  4. ASpace

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    This is absolutely normal and was confirmed by Marcos some time ago ( I can't find it right now) . WinRAR has problems when dealing with digitally signed stuff , AFAIK.
     
  5. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Thanks HiTech_boy. I found this post by Marcos confirming your statement :)
     
  6. ASpace

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    That is what I meant :D
     
  7. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    A FAQ entry should be added regarding this topic. What do you think?
     
  8. Brian N

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    WinRAR always reports the file as damaged because it doesn't support the "extra information" provided. Basically it's to ensure that Windows (2000) & Vista gets the extra information it needs - Believe me I've asked the same question once since I was baffled why the installer was broke when I used WinRAR. It's perfectly normal and shouldn't be any concern.
     
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    Thanks to all :)
     
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