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First post, by DracoNihil

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Did Google get overzealous about a attachment here? Or is somebody trolling VOGONS?

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Reply 2 of 9, by Qbix

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Yep,
this time it was this:
Simcity 2000 under Windows 7

Somehow somebody or some scanner is flagging game patches or files made with a specific compiler as harmful.
This might be bad for a site like VOGONS..

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Reply 5 of 9, by Skyscraper

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RacoonRider wrote:

Just FYI, several hours ago Firefox started to block media on vogons including avatars and attachments due to "phishing".

I think that is what this whole thread is about. 😀

Random patch looks like a crack, cracks are the devils work and so on...

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Reply 7 of 9, by DracoNihil

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I don't it.

What exactly causes these "scanners" to just flag something as malicious? It doesn't use msvcrt? It doesn't use Microsofts stringent (and frankly superfluous) specifications of having a XML attached to basically tell the OS what this program is and what it's privileges need to be? Is it because compression of some sort is used? Self modifying code?

These are one of the many reasons I don't run anti viruses, atleast actively resident ones.

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