Author Topic: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?  (Read 48616 times)

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SafeSurf

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2010, 01:51:27 AM »
Are the files in the VC necessary files to run your machine or not?  You should leave them in the VC longer to rescan, but as I said, I really do not think the results of the scan will change.

Mopppp

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2010, 02:03:47 AM »
The file in the VC right now is launcher.exe - just the launcher for an online game.

SafeSurf

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2010, 02:23:19 AM »
Leave it in the VC for a few more weeks and rescan weekly.  If you still get the same results, it is definitely malware.  As of now, this does not look like a FP.

Mopppp

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2010, 04:02:26 AM »
OK. Thanks for your help so far.

May I ask when another big update for avast will come along?

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2010, 05:01:18 AM »
Avast 5.1 is being worked and relatively close, monitor the forums for notification of the beta release and the regular release shouldn't be too long after that.
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SafeSurf

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2010, 10:52:36 AM »
@ Mopppp,

Keep me posted and let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you.

Mopppp

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2010, 12:28:05 PM »
If this launcher.exe is really infected. How do I remove it?

Since it is the only infected file I pick up on Avast scans, can I simply delete it using the virus chest option?
« Last Edit: November 03, 2010, 05:58:12 AM by Mopppp »

SafeSurf

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2010, 09:21:38 AM »
If this launcher.exe is really infected. How do I remove it?

Since it is the only infected file I pick up on Avast scans, can I simply delete it using the virus chest option?
Yes, you can remove it that way, however since Avast does updates, there is a slim possibility that is could be a FP, and therefore that is why I suggested keeping in the VC longer while Avast does updates and you rescan it weekly.  It can't hurt to keep it there longer; it is safe in the VC and cannot harm your machine while in there. 

Mopppp

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2010, 10:04:37 AM »
Well, I no longer play Sudden Attack SEA anymore, and was thinking about uninstalling it before I picked it up as an infected file.

So I think I will go on ahead and uninstall the game along with deleting launcher.exe from the VC

Thanks for all the help.

SafeSurf

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2010, 10:18:33 AM »
You are quite welcome.  Make sure after cleaning your machine, you reboot.  Then clean your machine again with CCleaner and TCF...reboot again.  If in doubt, run scanners (Avast and MBAM) to be sure nothing is hidden after deleting.

I'm glad I could assist you.  Feel free to come back any time you need help, to learn something new, or just to ask questions.  Thank you.  :)
« Last Edit: November 03, 2010, 10:27:04 AM by SafeSurf »

derekdiong1

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2010, 09:52:54 AM »
Hello every1 here, i also have this problem recently.I can play this game till 1 day my mom deleted Avast and installed MacAfee.After 1 day of using McAfee i was upset and changed back to Avast.Here the problem starts,after i installed Avast it detected the launcher.exe a virus.I did not encounter this problem for like a year using Avast till now.Pls help me solve this as quick as posible as i really want to play the game!!

Thank You.

SafeSurf

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2010, 10:08:08 AM »
Hi derekdiong1 and welcome to the forum.

Prior to you installing Avast, did you uninstall McAfee with the McAfee uninstall tool?  Using more than 2 AV's can cause all kinds of problems including false positives.

- This article provides the steps to remove McAfee from the Security Center from your computer:
http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/faq3.asp?docid=71525

- Also for direct download: http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/VSCleanupTool.exe and http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe (2007)

- http://uninstallers.blogspot.com/

I would try the uninstaller for McAfee again to make sure ALL remnants are gone, then reboot.

If Avast is not working properly after this because McAfee may have corrupted things, try an Avast Repair:
- Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Avast Antivirus.
- Scroll down and choose Repair function in the pop-up window.
- Reboot.

If this fails, you will need to uninstall Avast and do a clean install of Avast:

1. Save a copy of newest version of Avast (5.0.677) for the version you need and save it to your HDD:
Freehttp://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free_eng.exe - (English only)
Freehttp://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe - (multi-language version)
Pro –  http://www.avast.com/pro-antivirus#tab4
AIS –  http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais.exe
2. Download the Avast Uninstall Utility, aswClear5.exe http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility and save it to your HDD (it has uninstall tools for both 4.0 and 5.0 if you used a prior version on this machine).
3. Disconnect from the Internet at this time.
4. Go to Control Panel and uninstall Avast through Add/Remove Programs if possible and reboot.
5. If Step 4 fails, boot into Safe Mode (hit F8 repeatedly) and run the Avast Uninstall Tool.  Uninstall all versions of Avast you had on this machine at this time.
6. Reboot.
7. Install the newest version of Avast and reboot.
8. Get Internet access and register your copy or add the license key for Free, Pro, or AIS.
    Free – http://www.avast.com/registration-free-antivirus.php
9. Update the Avast definitions.

Next, run an Avast Full scan.  If any infections come up, put it in the Virus Chest.  If you have a 32-bit machine, run a Avast Boot-time scan.  Report back on the results.

Also check your computer for malware with Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM).
·   Download free http://www.malwarebytes.org/ (the blue button) for an on-demand scanner.
·   Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
·   After install, click update so you have latest database before scanning.
·   Under Settings:
o   General: Automatically Save File After Scan Completes is checked off
o   Scanner SettingsCheck all boxes
o   Updater: Download and install update if available is checked off
·   Once the program has loaded, select "Perform FULL Scan", then click Scan.
·   The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
·   When the disinfection scan is complete, a log will appear in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Extra Note).
·   Click the “remove selected” button to quarantine anything found.  You will find the infection details under the Quarantine tab.
·   The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
·   Copy & Paste the entire report in your next reply.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you.

derekdiong1

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2010, 02:59:44 AM »
WOW thats a very long list....I'll try to complete all those and try again,if the launcher.exe is still detected i don't know what to do next.

derekdiong1

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2010, 04:31:48 AM »
Ok,i have cleaned MacAfee frm my com now and repaired Avast.Still same results detected...I'm running a 32-bit com. any more solutions? but i have not delete the Avast.Should i delete Avast??

derick123

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Re: Sudden Attack Sea ( Virus or False Positive)?
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2010, 06:12:51 AM »
Avast doesn't detect the launcher in my comp as virus anymore... but i suggest you to scan your computer with MalwareBytes as suggested as SafeSurf .