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Message 80762 - Posted: 5 Sep 2017, 11:02:09 UTC
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Version 7.8.2 of the BOINC client has been released for Windows and Mac OS X.
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Message 80789 - Posted: 5 Sep 2017, 15:24:23 UTC - in response to Message 80762.  

Awesome work, thank you!

btw, they changed their name to macOS a little bit ago... you know, Apple loves to keeps things simple. :D
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Message 80794 - Posted: 5 Sep 2017, 15:49:57 UTC - in response to Message 80762.  

Where is the change log or when will it be posted?
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Message 80796 - Posted: 5 Sep 2017, 17:51:47 UTC - in response to Message 80794.  
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Where is the change log or when will it be posted?


Nevermind. I found the BOINC 7.7/7.8 Change Log thread: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=11539#77013
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Message 80857 - Posted: 6 Sep 2017, 16:07:03 UTC - in response to Message 80796.  

During installation on Windows, i have message from my AVG Antivirus that "C:\Windows\Boinc.scr" is infected and antivirus block it.
A false positive?
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Message 80865 - Posted: 6 Sep 2017, 20:19:35 UTC

No, Boinc now includes open source freeware viruses.
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Message 80873 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 5:14:07 UTC - in response to Message 80857.  

During installation on Windows, i have message from my AVG Antivirus that "C:\Windows\Boinc.scr" is infected and antivirus block it.
A false positive?

Yes - a false positive. One of the tests used by a lot of av software is the number of downloads, and BOINC often falls below the "safe" threshold.
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Message 80907 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 14:39:46 UTC - in response to Message 80865.  

No, Boinc now includes open source freeware viruses.


Thanks for irony
We know (you and i) that is very difficult that Boinc app is infected, but a new user may be frightened...
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Message 80913 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 18:44:12 UTC

If one antivirus software gave an alert it's useful to get another opinion. There are some online virus scanners that utilize tens of different scan engines (also the big names). Those multi-scanners can be used to scan Boinc installer files, already before launching the installer locally. For example...

VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/url

Metadefender:
https://www.metadefender.com/#!/scan-file
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Message 80938 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 11:43:52 UTC


Now >> 7.8.2 Development version (MAY BE UNSTABLE - USE ONLY FOR TESTING)
Did I miss something?
[CSF] Thomas H.V. Dupont
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Message 80943 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 12:56:22 UTC - in response to Message 80857.  

During installation on Windows, i have message from my AVG Antivirus that "C:\Windows\Boinc.scr" is infected and antivirus block it.
A false positive?
French airport WiFi advertisement:

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Would you trust this AV?
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Message 80983 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 11:42:55 UTC - in response to Message 80943.  
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Free AVG Antivirus
Downolad -
Trusted by Millions

Free Forever - Fast & Easy PC Virus
Protection. Download AVG
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Would you trust this AV?


I'm using avg with license, not free.

P.s. Excuse me if i report my experience. Will not happen anymore
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Message 80985 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 11:46:56 UTC - in response to Message 80983.  

Report a false positive to AVG
If you think AVG wrongly detected a file, URL or Tracking as harmful—or if you have a virus sample that AVG failed to detect—please submit it to us for analysis. Please note that we do not answer back with results as the files are being checked automatically.
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Message 80986 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 11:48:16 UTC - in response to Message 80983.  
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It was just the 'Downolad' in the advertisement that amused me...

(it was more prominent in the original formatting)
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Message 80988 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 11:56:36 UTC - in response to Message 80985.  

Report a false positive to AVG
If you think AVG wrongly detected a file, URL or Tracking as harmful—or if you have a virus sample that AVG failed to detect—please submit it to us for analysis. Please note that we do not answer back with results as the files are being checked automatically.


Already done!
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Message 81122 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 13:49:26 UTC - in response to Message 80762.  

The download page has this link at the bottom for Release Notes: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes

This redirects automatically to a page that shows Release Notes for Boinc 7.6 - with this explanatory first line:

Version 7.6.33 of BOINC was released for general public use Macintosh on December 8, 2016.
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Message 81221 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 10:02:09 UTC - in response to Message 81122.  
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My BOINC Messenger just recently brought up the following new notice:
Notice from BOINC
A new version of BOINC is available. (7.8.2) Download
9/14/2017 1:15:38 AM · more...

Clicking "more" brought me to the same page as Mei mentioned, https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes_for_BOINC_7.6. Has the Release Notes page for this latest BOINC version been updated or just not published yet? Seems notice a bit ahead of itself and a bit confusing. I wanted to get some idea of any advantages of this new version versus the one I'm using before downloading and installing. Just an FYI, thanks.
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Message 81235 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 16:11:42 UTC - in response to Message 81221.  

I asked the release manager and he hopes someone else will do them. So it's anyone's guess.
I have an unofficial change log thread over on the BOINC forums: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=11539 but we're not sure all those changes between 7.6.33 and 7.7.2 and BOINC 7.8.0 are in there. Only the release manager knows, and he won't tell.
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Message 81240 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 19:11:08 UTC - in response to Message 81235.  

Only the release manager knows, and he won't tell.
I suspect the word is "can't", rather than "won't": he's been the one making the changes, and I have a strong suspicion that he hasn't been keeping notes. So, he can't tell you what he's done, and he won't put in the hours of research needed to work it out. We can probably split it up into sections and work it out between us, but it's going to be a while.
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Message 81244 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 20:40:04 UTC - in response to Message 81240.  

Thanks to Ageless and Richard for the update/"clarification." I think I will hold off on doing this update until I have more info on possible benefits over 7.6.33. Once folks are curious enough to update, we should start getting real world feedback with pros and cons. Thanks again.
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