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First post, by Caluser2000

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A guy on #retrodreams thinks there is a virus in this file http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=726&menustate=0

Can anyone confirm this please..

There's a glitch in the matrix.

Reply 1 of 31, by CMB75

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-16, 08:14:

A guy on #retrodreams thinks there is a virus in this file http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=726&menustate=0

Can anyone confirm this please..

At least it contains "malicious" code or a similar fingerprint... will have to check further.

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/32c3e2a16 … 23e3d/detection

"Generic detections may also flag program files that have been cracked or modified to remove or disable certain features, such as copyright or software protection features."

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Reply 3 of 31, by CMB75

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-16, 08:29:

The guy stated "It nuked his desktop."

At least my virtual XP machine didn't get "nuked". I extracted all the files, DLLs and TXT files for the most part. I will conduct an offline virus scan of that virtual machine now.

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Reply 4 of 31, by CMB75

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While scanning the virtual XP machine I set up a virtual Windows 98 SE machine ... unarchived the archive, run each and every included executable ... nothing "nuked" the system.

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Will run offline virus scanners over that system now, too.

Reply 5 of 31, by CMB75

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My preliminary conclusion:

I extracted the contents of the s3_metal.rar archive on a WinXP and a Win98SE machine. Both didn’t show any signs of being “nuked”. I deleted the self-extracting archives (probably the culprit here (false positive)) and left all the extracted files on the system.

I then used four different virus scanners with up-to-date virus definitions and heuristics on those drives. I could not find any prove of malicious code.

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Reply 7 of 31, by SquallStrife

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Thanks for investigating this! 😀

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Reply 8 of 31, by CMB75

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SquallStrife wrote on 2020-06-16, 13:50:

@CMB75

Thanks for investigating this! 😀

You're welcome, but you don't have to thank me - it's a community effort and you're keeping everything up for us. We are grateful for your work!

Reply 9 of 31, by HandOfFate

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I also ran the archive and separate files through Jotti's online malware scanner and it didn't find anything either.

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Reply 11 of 31, by Tetrium

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-16, 08:14:

A guy on #retrodreams thinks there is a virus in this file http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=726&menustate=0

Can anyone confirm this please..

You mean the website retrodreams.net? Because that forum doesn't appear to contain any threads?
Could you please post a link where you got this information from?

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
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Reply 12 of 31, by Caluser2000

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Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-24, 21:37:
Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-16, 08:14:

A guy on #retrodreams thinks there is a virus in this file http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=726&menustate=0

Can anyone confirm this please..

You mean the website retrodreams.net? Because that forum doesn't appear to contain any threads?
Could you please post a link where you got this information from?

Its on Discord bridged to the #retrodreams channal on irc.slashnet.org

There's a glitch in the matrix.

Reply 13 of 31, by Tetrium

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-25, 04:15:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-24, 21:37:
Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-16, 08:14:

A guy on #retrodreams thinks there is a virus in this file http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=726&menustate=0

Can anyone confirm this please..

You mean the website retrodreams.net? Because that forum doesn't appear to contain any threads?
Could you please post a link where you got this information from?

Its on Discord bridged to the #retrodreams channal on irc.slashnet.org

If someone has been getting issues with the drivers that they downloaded from vogonsdrivers, I think they should have at least posted about it here so something can be done about it.
I think it's unlikely that it contains a virus but it's always a possibility one shouldn't rule out by default right? Better safe then sorry 😀

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
Report spammers here!

Reply 14 of 31, by Caluser2000

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Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-25, 12:45:
Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-25, 04:15:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-24, 21:37:

You mean the website retrodreams.net? Because that forum doesn't appear to contain any threads?
Could you please post a link where you got this information from?

Its on Discord bridged to the #retrodreams channal on irc.slashnet.org

If someone has been getting issues with the drivers that they downloaded from vogonsdrivers, I think they should have at least posted about it here so something can be done about it.
I think it's unlikely that it contains a virus but it's always a possibility one shouldn't rule out by default right? Better safe then sorry 😀

I did suggest that but he is one of moaner types and doesn't do anything about it. Hence my post.

There's a glitch in the matrix.

Reply 15 of 31, by Tetrium

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-26, 06:09:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-25, 12:45:
Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-25, 04:15:

Its on Discord bridged to the #retrodreams channal on irc.slashnet.org

If someone has been getting issues with the drivers that they downloaded from vogonsdrivers, I think they should have at least posted about it here so something can be done about it.
I think it's unlikely that it contains a virus but it's always a possibility one shouldn't rule out by default right? Better safe then sorry 😀

I did suggest that but he is one of moaner types and doesn't do anything about it. Hence my post.

What exactly is a moaner type? 😜
And wouldn't wanting to moan a lot actually be a good reason to come here and moan? 😜

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
Report spammers here!

Reply 16 of 31, by Caluser2000

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Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-26, 10:16:

What exactly is a moaner type? 😜
And wouldn't wanting to moan a lot actually be a good reason to come here and moan? 😜

You'll recognize them the instant you come in contact with them. 😀

There's a glitch in the matrix.

Reply 17 of 31, by tannerstevo

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-26, 22:04:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-26, 10:16:

What exactly is a moaner type? 😜
And wouldn't wanting to moan a lot actually be a good reason to come here and moan? 😜

You'll recognize them the instant you come in contact with them. 😀

OMG they wrecked my system but I do not want to hear that I may be wrong. Moan.
And I hate my Mother.

Reply 18 of 31, by darry

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tannerstevo wrote on 2020-06-26, 22:06:
Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-06-26, 22:04:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-26, 10:16:

What exactly is a moaner type? 😜
And wouldn't wanting to moan a lot actually be a good reason to come here and moan? 😜

You'll recognize them the instant you come in contact with them. 😀

OMG they wrecked my system but I do not want to hear that I may be wrong. Moan.
And I hate my Mother.

In other words, it is someone who derives so much pleasure from being able to complain about a problem, that he or she will usually go to great lengths to avoid helping to fix the said problem .

I believe it may be a form of sado-masochistic self-pity . I am not a doctor, though .