Author Topic: freepdfconverter decompression bomb  (Read 2465 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

WisconsinHockeyDude

  • Guest
freepdfconverter decompression bomb
« on: August 29, 2011, 10:12:14 PM »
Has anyone else used this program and had the root scan find this?  AppCrash_FreePDFConverter_e6cf7e6bf5de9e881e54362c82b9f8eba71b456_0379ae4d [this file is a decompression bomb]

Offline Pondus

  • Probably Bot
  • ****
  • Posts: 37170
Re: freepdfconverter decompression bomb
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 11:16:12 PM »
quote Igor
Quote
- decompression bomb is just something that unpacks to an unusually big amount of data even though it's rather small (i.e. has a high compression ratio, for example). It's nothing to worry about, you are just informed that avast! will not try to unpack the archive (you may not even know that it's an archive, but it seems like it is) because it may take VERY long to process.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=15389.msg131213#msg131213

dragonlover

  • Guest
Re: freepdfconverter decompression bomb
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 01:50:14 AM »
So when Avast says "error decompression bomb" you can't do anything with it? This is the first time I've seen this and I'm not sure what to do.

Offline Pondus

  • Probably Bot
  • ****
  • Posts: 37170
Re: freepdfconverter decompression bomb
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 02:22:32 AM »
So when Avast says "error decompression bomb" you can't do anything with it? This is the first time I've seen this and I'm not sure what to do.
well if you know whats inside the compressed file, then it is not a problem...you do what ever you want....



upload suspicious file(s) to www.virustotal.com and test with 44 malware scanners
when you have the result, copy the url in the address bar and post it here for us to see


alternative
Jotti     http://virusscan.jotti.org/en
VirSCAN   http://virscan.org/