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Ogie
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: I come from the land down under.
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 03-05-2006 00:13

Having a little problem and I was wondering if anyone could ad a little light to the situation.

After recently updating my virus scan protection I can no longer use Edonkey2000, now some of you might not see that as a problem but I do.

With the new version of edonkey that I have it runs a program in the background appparently the is Adware. My virus scanner seems to think that either the program in the background or actual Edonkey2000.exe is a virus called GenericDownloader.a and deletes the Edonkey2000.exe

I have tried starting the program with the virus scanner disabled, but as soon as i re-enable the virus protection it shuts edonkey2000 down and deletes the .exe again.

Does anyone know of a way around this? Without Not Using Edonkey

F1_error
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: EN27
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 03-05-2006 04:26
quote:

Ogie said:

Does anyone know of a way around this? Without Not Using Edonkey



Go Linux

or....

Buy a Mac

of course tin cans and string work well.....

And best of all, you can still keep Edonkey on your PC.

Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 03-05-2006 09:53

how about switching to emule?

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 03-05-2006 18:46

Are you sure the edonkey.exe file isn't infected? That might be why McAfee keeps deleting it.

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INSANEdrive
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Therapy Department 117 :Skining and Mods
Insane since: Jan 2005

posted posted 03-05-2006 19:30

Or YOu could Just tell it to Ignore it ( Most scanners will let you do that... at least mine does...)

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Ogie
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: I come from the land down under.
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 03-06-2006 00:02

I made the switch to emule... It doesn't download as well but atleast I can run it. I found a forum on this problem and Mcafee seems to do this every year.

I don't think they like Edonkey.

Thank's for your help.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 03-06-2006 04:15

or don't use Macafee. I don't care too much for it. I have to set up SMB scanning on clients computers all the time and Macafee kills it everytime. Even after setting it to allow it, it goes back and blocks it.

I dig AVG myself. Free and never had a problem with it

Later,

C:\

INSANEdrive
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Therapy Department 117 :Skining and Mods
Insane since: Jan 2005

posted posted 03-14-2006 16:20

I was Going To Make this a Topic.. But... Ill Hijack this one instead (MUAHAHAHA)

Basically Put... OOPS..A Really REALLY BIG Oops

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/5720.html

Posted on : Tue, 14 Mar 2006 10:12:00 GMT

quote:
Anti-virus programme maker McAfee Inc. has admitted that its update for a number of virus-scanning products caused havoc Friday in corporate and consumer systems using the virus protection products when a virus definition file triggered the quarantine or deletion function for several executable files, including Microsoft's Excel.

The problem occurred when the company released its DAT file -- or virus definition file -- No 4715 as part of a daily updating routine and intended to refine McAfee anti-virus products' capability to catch the W95/CTX virus. In a matter of minutes, the company's customers started seeing an unusual number of files being quarantined or deleted by scans using the newly-released update.

While excel.exe was the most affected, the list of exe files released by McAfee as having affected by the update was of seven pages. Users complained that the anti-virus programme tried to remove files including Perl, Sysinternals' PcTools suite, various Oracle binaries, Dell OpenManage, Google Toolbar installer and programs that run Macromedia Flash Player, Sun's Java application and Adobe update manager.

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Edit: Maybe You Should Switch To A Different Anti-Virus Programů

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"Some people think Inside the Box... Some people think Outside the Box... But I
Prefer.. to think out of my Mind" -INSANEdrive

(Edited by INSANEdrive on 03-14-2006 16:23)

Ogie
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: I come from the land down under.
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 03-16-2006 13:40

Sounds like the craetors of MCcrappy have been having a fun time destorying compies... Maybe it's just an internantional plot to reep the world of all program MCcrappy people have had a hard time with.

As for it being a program that wreacks computers I have actually had more problems with norton not being able to detect simple virus. And after a couple of reformats ago I had learnt from some technicions that is has a bad fault of wreaking gateways between partitioned drives.

McCafee has fixed the problems (apparently), But I geuss we will just have to wait for teh next "accident" mistake to occur.

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