The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus" (false positives)

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  1. b00ze

    b00ze Registered Member

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    Heya,

    ESET Smart Security 3.0.650.0 says that "The Bat!" 4.0.24/1.289 ("Professional") is "probably a variant of Unknown virus" .. its a false positive i bet. Could you check that please?

    Log Entry:

    22.05.2008 10:56:22 Real-time file system protection file C:\Programme\The Bat!\thebat.exe probably a variant of Unknown virus NT-AUTORITÄT\SYSTEM Event occurred during an attempt to run the file by the application: C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE.

    Virus signature database: 3119 (20080522)
    Update module: 1024 (20080514)
    Antivirus and antispyware scanner module: 1114 (20080513)
    Advanced heuristics module: 1071 (20080509)
    Archive support module: 1079 (20080509)
    Cleaner module: 1030 (20080513)
    Personal firewall module: 1038 (20080402)
    Antispam module: 1006 (20080103)
     
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  2. trebla

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    Re: The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus"

    I've got the same problem.It been working for Weeks OK and now this screen.I don't think their's a setting to exempt a program to allow it to run.
     

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  3. ASpace

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    Re: The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus"

    There are some other posts in the forum , as well . It seems there is a problem with one of the latest updates . You can use the exclusions to make the program and after that restore the false positives from the Quarantine section .

    Make sure you use the latest signature version - 3120 at the moment
     
  4. stratoc

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    Re: The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus"

    i have just upgraded to 657 done a full scan and have 18 'probably a variant message' all for games which were fine yesterday. i selected leave and hope to god nod didnt delete any of my games settings, namely moha and call of duty 4.
     
  5. b00ze

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    Re: The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus"

    updating to 3120 wont fix it .... but good to know that other people have the same issues

    thanks
     
  6. djmorgan

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    Re: The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus"


    I can't get an update to 3120! says 3119 is the latest o_O
     
  7. ASpace

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    Re: The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus"

    Try again and just wait them fix it. You can also temporary disable the protection (if you know what you are doing) till they fix it
     
  8. djmorgan

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    Re: The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus"


    Just kicked in! I'll try another scan and see how that goes then turn her off until it's fixed :doubt:
     
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    Re: The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus"

    Civ4, moh4, almost every game i play has been added to this false positive list. Can we expect a fix sometime soon?
     
  11. Marcos

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    Re: The Bat! - "probably a variant of Unknown virus"

    We're on the ball, the problem is being investigated and should be resolved shortly with a newer engine update. If some files have been mistakenly quarantined, you can restore them manually. If you experience system hangups, disable ThreatSense temporarily and restart the computer.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.
     
  12. dorgane

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    Make update 3121 ;)
    it good now ;)
     
  13. Marcos

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    The problem has been identified and fixed with update 3121. Actually it was not a typical false positive caused by signatures or heuristics.
     
  14. b00ze

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    Yeah, all is fine now .... thanks
     
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