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Old 11-15-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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F-prot Anti-virus scan log, suspicous file question.


I decided to finally use a virus scanner consistently. I am using F-prot 4.4.7. Now I understand pretty much everything except this. After I scanned my user directory it came back clean but with one suspicious file. Is there a log somewhere that keeps track of this? I couldn't find one.

And now the one suspicious file.

.mozilla/firefox/gx4bhnl1.default/Cache/484DDDCAd01 is a security risk named W32/Sillydl.GF@dl

What do I do with this?


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Old 11-15-2004, 12:42 PM   #2
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wtf? you are virusscanning your linux machine?
ok, there are 2/3/4 virussen for linux but... wtf?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 02:07 PM   #3
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lol, Linux does get viruses every now and then(though rarely.) I thought this was interesting. Out of 34 virus,trojans, etc, in the last two months, Windows had all of them except one that Linux had, Backdoor.Maxload a low level trojan, based on this website http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html

From what I understand there are sometimes vulnerabilities, etc, in linux or, for example, FireFox. The problem in firefox was fixed as well as the kernel. It doesn't take months or years to fix like Microsoft takes, the Linux community actually cares about these things.

Linux is great, Much better then Windows. But I am online 24/7(DSL) without shutting down. I install many things just for the fun of it and for the practice and then uninstall them. From my understanding sometimes viruses do get in. Just not much and not even close to what MSWindows gets, I don't think any os can get as much as them.


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wtf? you are virusscanning your linux machine?
ok, there are 2/3/4 virussen for linux but... wtf?

Last edited by webwolf70; 11-15-2004 at 03:04 PM.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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Well, how is this for over looking the obvious. I knew about the Vulnerability issue that FireFox had with previous releases. It was fixed in the latest, version 1.0. But I forgot to update it to version 1.0, lol. So what I mentioned in the first post above is now gone since I updated it. Though I am still lost as to where a log is or what to add to the command line to generate one after f-prot scans. I am trying, with some difficulty, to get qtfprot installed to see if that will help. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.


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Old 11-16-2004, 03:58 AM   #5
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ah ok that makes sense, hmm but can't help you with this one. as you might make up out of my earlier post.

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ah ok that makes sense, hmm but can't help you with this one. as you might make up out of my earlier post.

-cheers-


Thats ok, thanks for replying. I will eventually figure this out. I was hoping someone else could offer me a suggestion. But I am not sure how much F-Prot is used by the average user, or for that matter there may be something better their using like AVG for Windows based computers.


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