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Bill Cody

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Message 48886 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 10:03:32 UTC

Hi Gals/Guys:

I've been a SETI user since the mid-1990's and subsequently a BOINC user since it took over. Currently running v.7.0.64(64bit) on W8 and computing for SETI, LHC, MilkyWay, MalariaControl and Einstein.

I've been using the anti-spy/malware software SpyBot S&D for nearly 10 years. It has an immunization feature requiring regular updating. Recently, BOINC has shown up in its browser protection.

My problem is that when immunization is run, with BOINC shutdown as instructed, the immunization for BOINC fails.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Bill Cody in Ottawa, Canada
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Message 48892 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 17:22:14 UTC - in response to Message 48886.  
Last modified: 1 May 2013, 17:22:48 UTC

Used Spybot S&D for many years, but about 1-1.5 years ago ditched it. Grown to Monster gobbleware, intrusive, CPU time sucking. It's become bigger than the problem it's supposed to prevent.
Coelum Non Animum Mutant, Qui Trans Mare Currunt
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Message 48904 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 21:00:02 UTC - in response to Message 48886.  

Don't use it any more either.
You might be able to exclude the Boinc folders from any scans.
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Message 48908 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 21:42:11 UTC - in response to Message 48886.  

I don't see how this is a problem for BOINC to solve, but more one for the makers of S&D: http://forums.spybot.info/

I don't use S&D anymore either, am now using SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
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Message 48909 - Posted: 1 May 2013, 23:21:03 UTC

'Immuni(s/z)ation' presumably requires writing something into BOINC's program folder - and that's probably forbidden by BOINC's own sandbox security measures. That sounds like BOINC is doing its job properly.
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Bill Cody

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Message 48923 - Posted: 2 May 2013, 17:05:15 UTC

Thank you everyone for your quick, timely and informative replies!

Bill in Ottawa
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