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Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141

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Offline mgxxx

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Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« on: 12 / December / 2008, 00:50:46 »
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Just a caution- I downloaded CardTricks last week - today my latest Macafee signature tells me that it has Trojan virus.  I don't now recall which specific site I downloaded it from but it was via the CHDK link.  Take care.

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Offline Hacki

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Re: Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« Reply #1 on: 12 / December / 2008, 01:18:33 »
McAfee sucks, as you can see. Dont trust that pile of codecrap, it gives warnings for perfectly legit programs every once in a while.


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Re: Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« Reply #2 on: 12 / December / 2008, 01:20:32 »
THIS PROBLEM IS BECOMING A PAIN IN THE REAR END WITH ALL VIRUS SCANNERS.

I just downloaded Cardtricks twice from:
Download file: CardTricks143.exe
Scanned with AVGfree anti-virus with the latest AV definitions.
Scanned clear; no virus on install.
You have a false positive in your virus definition.
Contact Macafee; tell them to fix their AV definitions.

 

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Online reyalp

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Re: Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« Reply #3 on: 12 / December / 2008, 01:25:04 »
I suspect the false positives are caused by cardtricks manipulating the boot sector and such.
Don't forget what the H stands for.


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Offline mgxxx

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Re: Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« Reply #4 on: 12 / December / 2008, 01:38:00 »
Thanks all - it seemed legit since I have no history of any detections let alone false ones.  Live and learn.

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Offline Roger Ramjet

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Re: Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« Reply #5 on: 31 / December / 2008, 10:40:18 »
I have the same problem with AVG insisting that cardtricks 1.43 has a trojan.  It won't let me do anything with the file.  What can I do to resolve this and install the app?

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Offline Hacki

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Re: Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« Reply #6 on: 31 / December / 2008, 11:21:41 »
Get another Virus scanner. Also, maybe its worth a try to report those false-positives to the producer, maybe they can fix it with an update..

Also: Cant you usually disable those virus scanners temporarily, or set some exception rules?

Regards

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Offline Roger Ramjet

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Re: Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« Reply #7 on: 31 / December / 2008, 17:17:30 »
If there's a way to disable it, I can't find it.  I'm not really up for changing my anti virus solution just so I can run one app, I was hoping there was a better way.


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Offline fe50

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Re: Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« Reply #8 on: 31 / December / 2008, 17:46:56 »
If there's a way to disable it, I can't find it.  I'm not really up for changing my anti virus solution just so I can run one app, I was hoping there was a better way.
You can try other/older Cardtricks versions (find the links in the wikia), for the 'main' things like formatting the card, make it bootable, copy CHDK to it... the older versions, e.g. 1.39, are completely adequate.

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Offline Roger Ramjet

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Re: Trojan virus warning with CardTricks141
« Reply #9 on: 31 / December / 2008, 18:29:07 »
Thank you, that works fine (v 1.39).

 

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