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(false) virus alarm on ubuntu linux
« on: March 28, 2012, 05:21:10 PM »
hi!

i installed avast for linux on my ubuntu laptop today and ran the scan. i got one positive result but i'm not sure wether it's false or not since it's a file that is part of VirtualBox (installed from the ubuntu repository).

any idea?

thanks!
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Re: (false) virus alarm on ubuntu linux
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 05:24:22 PM »
i installed avast for linux on my ubuntu laptop today and ran the scan.

And..?? ???
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Re: (false) virus alarm on ubuntu linux
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 05:25:29 PM »
Well... A little more info will help...
1. File name and path.
2. Name of the virus.
3. Link for www.virustotal.com and the results...
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Re: (false) virus alarm on ubuntu linux
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 05:29:34 PM »
sorry, i hit the enter key too soon...  :-[

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Re: (false) virus alarm on ubuntu linux
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 05:31:21 PM »
sorry, i hit the enter key too soon...  :-[

No problem... ;)
Follow Tech's advice and check the file at VT.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
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Re: (false) virus alarm on ubuntu linux
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 05:37:33 PM »
1. /home/myusername/VirtualBox VMs/Win7-32/Win7-32.vdi
2. Win32:Zhelatin-gen2 (Wrm)
3. VirusTotal: The submitted file execeeds the 32MB size limit.


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Re: (false) virus alarm on ubuntu linux
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 05:46:57 PM »
3. VirusTotal: The submitted file execeeds the 32MB size limit.

My guess is that it's just a coincident, as this is found in a VM for W7.
But I don't guarantee anything... ;)
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
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