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Offline Midnight Mick

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"Stinger" see a Virus in "Avast4" Folder!
« on: November 20, 2004, 03:38:02 AM »
A helpfull notice...

Earlier today I downloaded & ran "Stinger" version 2.4.5 (Released 19 November 2004) covering 46 virus/trojans & this saw a virus "W32/Sober" within Avast4/AshServ.exe!

I uninstalled Avast & reinstalled thinking I must of been infected some how but Stinger still showed that I was infected within the same folder!

I then noticed that there is an updated version of Stinger built on the same day (version 2.4.5.1) but now only covering 45 Virus!
Guess what - Avast4/ashServ is now not seen as a threat by Stinger!

I have the latest version of Avast Home installed:
- Program: Already up to date
  (current version 4.5.523)
- Vps: Already up to date
  (current version 0447-1)

Update

McAfee site
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

v2.4.5.1

If you check the "History" on that page:

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   * 11/19/2004
          Posted version 2.4.5.1 to correct an incorrect identification issue

    * 11/19/2004
          Added W32/Sober.j@MM

That's what affected Avast!

Hope this helps some one.
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« Last Edit: November 20, 2004, 03:57:06 AM by Midnight Mick »

S.Z.Craftec

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Re:"Stinger" see a Virus in "Avast4" Folder!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2004, 03:44:20 AM »
Where did you find that version ? Latest one I could find (form McAfee site) is 2.4.4.0 NOVEMBER 8th

Offline Midnight Mick

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Re:"Stinger" see a Virus in "Avast4" Folder!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2004, 03:47:12 AM »
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4063.html

This is the most updated version though - 2.4.5.1
(The one that does not cause a problem!)

Update: McAfee site
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
« Last Edit: November 20, 2004, 03:51:30 AM by Midnight Mick »

S.Z.Craftec

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Re:"Stinger" see a Virus in "Avast4" Folder!
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2004, 03:51:11 AM »
Thanks, thank you very much... that's really strange. If you go to McAfee official web site, all you can find is 2.4.4.0  ???

Thanks again !
« Last Edit: November 20, 2004, 03:51:55 AM by S.Z.Craftec »

Offline Midnight Mick

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Re:"Stinger" see a Virus in "Avast4" Folder!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2004, 03:52:39 AM »
McAfee site
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

v2.4.5.1

If you check the "History" on that page:

Quote
   * 11/19/2004
          Posted version 2.4.5.1 to correct an incorrect identification issue

    * 11/19/2004
          Added W32/Sober.j@MM

That's what affected Avast!
« Last Edit: November 20, 2004, 03:54:57 AM by Midnight Mick »

S.Z.Craftec

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Re:"Stinger" see a Virus in "Avast4" Folder!
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2004, 03:45:51 PM »
Yeah, I see now... but when I typed Stinger it gave me straight link to McAfee web site with old version of the file... anyway, it's not important any more... now, I have latest one and that's what counts.  ;)