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Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« on: May 19, 2012, 06:32:27 AM »
Hello,

I tried to install a WildTangent game and while it was downloading, prior to installation, I got a pop-up message from Avast stating the program was terminated and then asked me if I wanted to open it in Sandbox or open normally.  I chose open normally and went through the process to download and install again.  But I got the same pop-up message and it was terminated again.  I went to my Avast control panel and added the Wildtangent file path to the exclusion list for scanning to see if that would then allow it to install but that did nothing.  Please advise. 

Thanks!
Mel

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 07:59:07 AM »
What you are looking for, is a different exclusion. Open user interface, select Real time shields, then Filesystem shield, Expert Settings, Exclusions.

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 10:41:18 AM »
You can either go into the auto sandbox settings and change it to ask instead of auto decide, or in your current settings after choosing to open normally also tell it to remember your decision.
If neither of those two options help you can always temporarily disable the auto sandbox.

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 09:32:20 AM »
Thank you Kwartet,  I will give that a try and let you know if that fixes the issue.

And thank you craigb as well...to be honest, I have never used Sandbox - I am new to the Avast security and don't know how to open things in sandbox.  When I first got that pop-up message, I actually chose "open in Sandbox" just to see what would happen and nothing did so when I tried to install again I then chose "open normally"....but that didn't work either as I mentioned in my original post and I just didn't bother mentioning I tried the Sandbox option. I'll go look at the auto sandbox feature and see what I have it set to. 

Edit to add:  ok, I followed your instructions Kwartet but I am not sure if I need to have all three R, W, X checked for this?  There are already some file paths in this list (I assume automatically placed there as I didn't put them there) and none of them have X chosen, so I wasn't sure what to do for the Wildtangent Games.  I left all three checked for now, but let me know if that is necessary.  Thanks!

Second Edit to add: Success!  The game downloaded and installed with no issues. 

Thank you!!!  Let me know what to do about the R, W, X exclusion choices for this though, thanks.


« Last Edit: May 20, 2012, 09:56:25 AM by Mel33 »

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 08:58:05 PM »
Mel33, after the installation, nothing should be excluded from File Shield scanning (R, W, X).
The only thing should be occurred already: the AutoSandbox blocking, but does it continue to be detected from avast! if you remove the exclusion from File Shield (not from the Autosandbox)? Does the program work as it should?
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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 05:18:10 PM »
Not that long ago, Wildtangent was bad news.... Have they now become "good guys" ???
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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 08:34:30 PM »
Not that long ago, Wildtangent was bad news.... Have they now become "good guys" ???
No Wildtangent for me:
http://hosts-file.net/?s=Wildtangent+&x=25&y=10
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• EMD - sites engaged in malware distribution
This classification is assigned to website's engaged in the distribution of malware (e.g. adware, spyware, trojans and viruses etc).

Sites with this classification typically either contain files (e.g. cracks, keygens, adware, spyware, trojans, viruses et al) or lead to such via (for example) "fake scanners" or other social engineering and misleading tactics. This includes the activities of rogue Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that host other sites to which the EMD classification applies.

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 06:16:29 AM »
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As of a couple of months ago, WildTangent was still very invasive. I don't know about right now as I have not had to deal with on anyone's computer since then.

You really do not want anything to do with WildTangent.


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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2012, 05:38:00 PM »
Mel33, after the installation, nothing should be excluded from File Shield scanning (R, W, X).
The only thing should be occurred already: the AutoSandbox blocking, but does it continue to be detected from avast! if you remove the exclusion from File Shield (not from the Autosandbox)? Does the program work as it should?

I wouldn't say nothing.   I got some old programs that Avast thinks is bad which they are not.  98lite, PSPV, and ghost back up files.   In fact,  I also had to excluded system commander, sygate personal firewall-it crashes with Avast 7 installed (I aware of the thread about firewall issues).    Just because someone has PUP doesn't mean they want it deleted.  Which is your default settings. That is the first thing I do is start excluding folder/files when I install a virus protection program.  In fact, the only thing I installed is the file shield.  Then changing the default options.  I want the option to repair, quarantine, delete or do nothing.

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2012, 06:02:52 PM »
I wouldn't say nothing.   I got some old programs that Avast thinks is bad which they are not.  98lite, PSPV, and ghost back up files.   In fact,  I also had to excluded system commander, sygate personal firewall-it crashes with Avast 7 installed (I aware of the thread about firewall issues).    Just because someone has PUP doesn't mean they want it deleted.  Which is your default settings. That is the first thing I do is start excluding folder/files when I install a virus protection program.  In fact, the only thing I installed is the file shield.  Then changing the default options.  I want the option to repair, quarantine, delete or do nothing.
It isn't default.

That is your opinion. Many other minors-in-technology would rather the antivirus handle the viruses.
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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2012, 06:47:08 PM »
I wouldn't say nothing.   I got some old programs that Avast thinks is bad which they are not.  98lite, PSPV, and ghost back up files.   In fact,  I also had to excluded system commander, sygate personal firewall-it crashes with Avast 7 installed (I aware of the thread about firewall issues).    Just because someone has PUP doesn't mean they want it deleted.  Which is your default settings. That is the first thing I do is start excluding folder/files when I install a virus protection program.  In fact, the only thing I installed is the file shield.  Then changing the default options.  I want the option to repair, quarantine, delete or do nothing.
It isn't default.

That is your opinion. Many other minors-in-technology would rather the antivirus handle the viruses.

Then Cnet changed the defaults.   I am trying to recall from memory.     It said move to chest then delete for most of the Virus & PUP selection.  PUP I don't consider a virus.  I have a program called Passview that allows me to see my outlook & other email passwords-which is a big help for us.

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 10:47:32 AM »
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Then Cnet changed the defaults.

Your assumption but not a fact.
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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2012, 05:30:51 PM »
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Then Cnet changed the defaults.

Your assumption but not a fact.

Actually, we are both correct.   It just depends on if using real-time scan or manual scans.    I wish some of those scans had an "ask" option.

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2012, 09:07:09 PM »
***

As of a couple of months ago, WildTangent was still very invasive. I don't know about right now as I have not had to deal with on anyone's computer since then.

You really do not want anything to do with WildTangent.


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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2012, 10:01:10 PM »
Well the hpHosts Online EMD classification is clear enough.
Quttera's scanning of download.wildtangent dot com flags:
Potentially Suspicious files: 2
File size[byte]:   
164
Severity:   
Potentially Suspicious
Details:   
Detected unconditional redirection to external web resource.
Reason:   
<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" CONTENT="0; url=htxp://www.wildgames.com">
MD5:   
1090EFAE5FF2F9C3D2C0F37DCD075A86
Scan duration[sec]:   
0.001000
index
File size[byte]:   
4294967295
Severity:   
Potentially Suspicious
Details:   
Detected unconditional redirection to external web resource.
Reason:   
Detected HTTP redirection to htxp://download.wildgames.com/index.htm.
MD5:   
00000000000000000000000000000000
Scan duration[sec]:   
0.001000
Further consider these scan results for the redirection URL: http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/f956a5a4db874ec58fe521dc79908590-1355086408
And a nice collection of undesirables and malware on that akamai download IP: http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/a7e64172a6a3ae23ff2944c2839236dd-1336415622 See for what has been collected there this link:
: http://xml.ssdsandbox.net/ip?ip=96.17.161.154 (oldies but an old fox you know......)

I would stay away,

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« Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 10:03:14 PM by polonus »
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