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Offline briton

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Virus found - not a Virus
« on: May 01, 2004, 03:58:01 PM »
avast! 4.1 Home Build 4.1.396 VPS 0418-4 (which I believe makes it all up to date). Running in WinXPProSP1a.

I was copying some files from a CD when avast! identified a virus. So I rebooted into Win98SE where I have McAfee installed (up to date) and checked the file with that. No problem, no virus.

Now that didn't surprise me as the file is an Intel display driver file on the Win98SE install CD!

The file (and path) on the Win98SE setup CD is:

         \drivers\display\intel\i810\i81xghlp.exe

I haven't completed a virus report as I am pretty certain this is NOT a virus.

Any ideas why I should be getting this warning from avast! ?

More importantly, how do I work with it without avast! stopping me (and without deactivating avast!)?

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Re:Virus found - not a Virus
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 05:11:46 PM »
to work with it simplyy include it in the exclude list
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Re:Virus found - not a Virus
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2004, 05:49:05 PM »
More importantly, how do I work with it without avast! stopping me (and without deactivating avast!)?

Besides what Mac said, can you send the file to virus@asw.cz ?
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Re:Virus found - not a Virus
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2004, 06:03:18 PM »
to work with it simplyy include it in the exclude list

Yes, thanks Mac. The trouble is that I have to exclude it each time I move or copy it, but that's ok too  ::)

Besides what Mac said, can you send the file to virus@asw.cz ?

I certainly can and have done.

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Re:Virus found - not a Virus
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2004, 07:01:02 PM »
BTW what was the virus name avast reported?

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Re:Virus found - not a Virus
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2004, 04:42:45 AM »
BTW what was the virus name avast reported?

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Oops! Sorry - I forgot to post that. It was Win95:SK

(Having trouble sending that file as an attachment but not an AV problem I think)
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Re:Virus found - not a Virus
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2004, 05:37:33 AM »
Having trouble sending that file as an attachment but not an AV problem I think

Could be...
Can you zip the file in a password archive file and send both (the zip file and the password) to Alwil?
Maybe you have check avast to scan Outbound Mail and avast does not allow sending the virus file...
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Re:Virus found - not a Virus
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2004, 02:32:27 AM »
Having trouble sending that file as an attachment but not an AV problem I think

Could be...
Can you zip the file in a password archive file and send both (the zip file and the password) to Alwil?
Maybe you have check avast to scan Outbound Mail and avast does not allow sending the virus file...

Well, I already sent it. Entire, not zipped, not passworded. Is that OK? Or should I send it again in the form you suggest?
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Re:Virus found - not a Virus
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2004, 07:43:47 AM »
Usually such files are sent within encripted archive to keep sample security and integriti at the most secure level possible (so the mail server doesn't delete it,because it detects virus). Password for such archives should be: virus
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Re:Virus found - not a Virus
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2004, 11:41:17 PM »
Thanks RejZoR,
That info was helpful. I'll file it in one of my remaining active brain cells if I should ever get hit with one of those critters, I'll know what to do with it.
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