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William T. Farthing

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Message 17540 - Posted: 29 May 2008, 20:39:02 UTC


Has anyone run across a spyware app. tripping over the BOINC tasks? I have MaxSecure and their product flags most stuff in the BOINC folder as a ROOTKIT threat. See example:

Threat Type Threat

FILE K:\BOINC\SLOTS\2\odday0a.U}


K:\BOINC\SLOTS\2\<insert weird type font here>

This started when they integrated a major engine upgrade and they are aware of this issue. Any assistance, or insight, anyone has in this area would be greatly appreciated.

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Message 17541 - Posted: 29 May 2008, 20:52:26 UTC - in response to Message 17540.  

You better report this at the project(s) whose files are being flagged as spyware. It's not really a BOINC issue.

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Message 17552 - Posted: 30 May 2008, 13:25:59 UTC - in response to Message 17540.  

Contact MaxSecure to report the false positives, sending them the files so they can fix their engine/database.

(NOTE: you probably shouldn't send the files without first agreeing with them to do so. Sending attachments on your first message would very probably get it deleted unread.)
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