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Message 95699 - Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 10:22:46 UTC

This has happened 3 times now over the last 2 weeks.

Not sure if my Malwarebytes program is now detecting more than it did before or something has crept into boinc.exe.

Anyway having looked into the web service that provides domains it does not look like something I want to allow.

Anyone else having similar detection messages?


-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 2/5/20
Protection Event Time: 10:54 AM
Log File: 8bd44ec0-47fd-11ea-adf8-448a5b9ad7dc.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.810
Update Package Version: 1.0.18732
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 18362.592)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Blocked Website Details-
Malicious Website: 1
, C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0

-Website Data-
Category: Phishing

Type: Outbound
File: C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc.exe
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Message 95700 - Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 11:53:39 UTC - in response to Message 95699.  

It only requires a very small amount of code to match something suspicious to do this. If the false positive is reported by enough sources then a subsequent update will resolve this. On and off various security programs have falsely identified quite a few files from various projects as being dodgy as well. On the CPDN forums users are advised to exclude boinc program and data folders from scans as locking a file at a critical time can cause errors as well as the false flagging of files.
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Message 95701 - Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 13:37:53 UTC - in response to Message 95699.  

have same malwarebytes version but not seeing any problem with boinc. what projects are you subscribed to?
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Message 95711 - Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 20:17:50 UTC

Have you visited Tomas Brod's project website? He recently reconfigured it and maybe he let something in he shouldn't.
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