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Old January 18th, 2008, 03:32   #16
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I got this when I was fixing some stuff on my parallels (mac to windows thinger) and was browsing the net while stuff downloaded. Avast caught it and it didn't happen on any other pages after that.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 07:18   #17
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Mac this, Mac that... *sigh*


LINUX PEOPLE!!! lol

Actually, I can't really say anything because right now my system is a quad-boot into Ubuntu, XP, Vista and Mac 10.4.8 (tiger) so... who am I to talk ;-)

Funny though, the one I use the most is XP for gaming purposes unless it's a DX10 game, but otherwise I prefer Ubuntu. Weird how that works.

Oh yeah, and XP is the one that has a stupid pop-up issue that no anti-virus program finds, just the child viruses it downloads.
*Popups show up out of no-where, and I've got spybot Search and Destroy, which will find the child software, but can't find the root software or registry keys and delete them, and I'm far too busy (read: LAZY) to do it manually*

GO LINUX!!!

P.S. The kernel of Mac is loosely based on various versions of Unix and Linux, which is why the command prompt (terminal) and bootloader/bootcamp in Mac look exactly the same.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 08:03   #18
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P.S. The kernel of Mac is loosely based on various versions of Unix and Linux, which is why the command prompt (terminal) and bootloader/bootcamp in Mac look exactly the same.
No, it is based on a Mac distro of linux called Darwin. This fact is continuously referenced in anything that requires access to the Darwin Kernel (which is still used by Mac OSX). Darwin/ OSX is Linux, just a much more evolved form.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 08:14   #19
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Not sure anyone else is getting this but every time I view a redwolf airsoft webpage my antivirus pops up and states:

HEUR/Exploit.HTML

Then asks me to quarantine, deny acces, or ignore. No matter what I do it still pops up on every redwolf webpage I go to when trying to view their catalog.

Any ideas?
Yea, same issue. It's not really a virus ATM. I just hit "deny access" and deal with it. If it bugs you that much, disable your AV while you're browsing Redwolf.

Now, about the Macs...

I love how *most* Mac users are stuck into a fantasy land where they think they can't get malware. The real reason (and the reason that no Mac user ever wants to admit) is that noone writting malware gives a shit about a OS that has less than 10% of the marketshare.

Here's something to think about though: In 2007, bugs and potential exploits found on Windows XP and Vista combined averaged 12 a month. Bugs and potential exploits found on OS X averaged 20 a month. Once more people start using Macs, believe me, there will start being a lot more malware for them. And considering Apple's "we're infallable sweep problems under the carpet" attitude, I would not want to to using a Mac. I've been running one version of windows or another since 1997. In that time, I have gotten one virus. They're not hard to avoid if the user isn't a retard.

Having said all of that, I primarily run Linux and use Windows for games
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Old January 18th, 2008, 08:18   #20
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I run an anti virus on my mac, simply because I'm not an idiot who believes that mac is invulnerable

Despite this, I've not encountered this problem once in OSX, but in windows it shows up. Probably only a Windows issue. Unless *nix users are getting it too.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 08:37   #21
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I run an anti virus on my mac, simply because I'm not an idiot who believes that mac is invulnerable

Despite this, I've not encountered this problem once in OSX, but in windows it shows up. Probably only a Windows issue. Unless *nix users are getting it too.
I haven't encountered it in Linux, either. Probably has something to do with the way MS seems to want to integrate the Internet into the OS. More specifically, it also seems to have something to do with Avira's heuristics.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:18   #22
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I like Macs since OSX. But it's funny how it seems to appeal to 2 opposite ends of the spectrum - the traditional professional role as high end media production computers, and the other end of the scale with general-purpose users, often noobs with little experience with computers.

Personally, I find there's little middle ground there, and unfortunately, that's where 90% of computer users today sit. As much as I like Macs, none of the software I use runs on Macs, games included, unless you run bootcamp and run Windows, which soft of defeats the purpose of having a Mac in the first place, IMO. It's just not the platform for me.

But they're getting there and slowly getting a bigger share of the market. That just means that the more popular they get, the more malware and security holes will be exploited.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:30   #23
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Yea, same issue. It's not really a virus ATM. I just hit "deny access" and deal with it. If it bugs you that much, disable your AV while you're browsing Redwolf.
No, don't disable your AV.

This one appears to be a false positive, but there are plenty of malware apps sitting on insecure web pages or hosted up through banner ads and iframes. Dont EVER turn off your AV because a detection is inconvenient. In this case, it's a false positive but it could have just have easily been something nasty, especially given MS08-001 and the far-reaching consequences it presents.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:51   #24
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I like Macs since OSX. But it's funny how it seems to appeal to 2 opposite ends of the spectrum - the traditional professional role as high end media production computers,
It's funny, that role is exactly that -traditional. Now that macs are on intel platforms and more and more software is becoming available on linux platforms, *nix is being used more and more for multimedia.

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No, don't disable your AV.

This one appears to be a false positive, but there are plenty of malware apps sitting on insecure web pages or hosted up through banner ads and iframes. Dont EVER turn off your AV because a detection is inconvenient. In this case, it's a false positive but it could have just have easily been something nasty, especially given MS08-001 and the far-reaching consequences it presents.
I disable my AV now and then. Whenever I'm using my forensics or security tools I have to disable it, otherwise it has a shitfit. I rely more on my firewall's component control to detect malicious activity than on my AV software. It's also not really a problem to disable AV software when browsing legit sites, as long as you take precations in other areas (such as using alternative browsers, disabling embedded components, etc).
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Old January 18th, 2008, 11:21   #25
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No, it is based on a Mac distro of linux called Darwin. This fact is continuously referenced in anything that requires access to the Darwin Kernel (which is still used by Mac OSX). Darwin/ OSX is Linux, just a much more evolved form.
I agree with you and it's apparent that you and I know that but for someone who doesn't really know the difference, I just wanted to generalize

I apologize for my lack of technical explanation at the sake of speaking over someone else's head
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Old January 18th, 2008, 11:56   #26
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Man all the person wanted was to see if anyone knew why he was getting the warnings....and now we are all versed on a whole plethera of unrelated....stuff. LONG LIVE THE HIJACKERS! :angel:
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Man all the person wanted was to see if anyone knew why he was getting the warnings....and now we are all versed on a whole plethera of unrelated....stuff. LONG LIVE THE HIJACKERS! :angel:
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Old January 18th, 2008, 12:03   #28
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so can i view redwolf, or should i avoid it at the risk of getting a virus (i use a MAC btw)
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Old January 18th, 2008, 12:59   #29
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Man all the person wanted was to see if anyone knew why he was getting the warnings....and now we are all versed on a whole plethera of unrelated....stuff. LONG LIVE THE HIJACKERS! :angel:
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so can i view redwolf, or should i avoid it at the risk of getting a virus (i use a MAC btw)
On the first page it was resolved that the virus warning was a false positive due to avira's heuristic scanning algorithms.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 13:08   #30
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sorry, yes i did read that, but i misread the other post, pertaining that the pop-up was a virus pattern. so thus not really a virus, but could become one. that is why i asked that question. thanks for the clarification though. greatly appreciated.

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