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#1 Fex

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 12:22 AM

Hi,

 

I recently bought a DVD, Underworld Live; Everything, Everything.  The Disc includes an installer, EVERYTHING_WINDOWS.EXE.

 

When I try to run EVERYTHING_WINDOWS.EXE from the DVD, I get an error message:

 

 

Operation did not complete successfully because the file contains a virus.


I have copied the file to my desktop, but when I try to run it from there, I get another error message:

 

 

 

Windows cannot find 'C:\users\Owner\Desktop\EVERYTHING_WINDOWS.EXE'. make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

 

 

I didn't type the name. Windows can't find a file it just created?

 

I have scanned the file with Avast. There is no virus. This is a legitimate copy of an official release by a reputable company.

 

i've tried Googling this. There was a recommendation to switch off Windows Defender. I did. This made no difference.

 

Any thoughts?

 

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 04:34 AM

If you torrented this, try another torrent. If you DL'd this, try another DL. If you bought a physical copy, it may be a pirate version. Just be aware of these possible issues.

 

That being said, try snoozing or disabling your AV.

Let us know.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 10:39 AM

I find no documentation at all on said file...I would consider it malware, under the circumstances.

 

For the record...Underworld Live - Everything Everything or Underworld Live Everything Everything seem to be bona fide versions of the named DVD.  Note the absence of the comma in the bona fide versions.  What you posted appears to be a torrented version, IMO.

 

Topic moved to Am I Infected forum.

 

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:16 AM

Please run Malwarebytes AntiMalware
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  After clicking on the link the download will start automatically.
 
1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation.
 
2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  If this is the first time you have run this version of Malwarbytes you will see an image like the one below.
 
mbam1_zps95cc812c.png
 
Click on Update Now, after Malwarebytes is updated click on Scan.
 
If this isn't the first time you have run this version, then you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan
 
mbam1_zps98e7fba9.png
 
You will be prompted to update Malwarebytes, to do so click on Update Now.
 
 mbam2_zps85f38f0c.png
 
3)  The scan will automatically run now.
 
malwarerun_zps9abd4ef1.png
 
 
4)  When the scan is complete the results will be displayed.  Click on Quarantine All, then click on Apply Actions
 
mbam4_zps23e52ad4.png
 
 
5)  To complete any actions taken you will be asked if you want to restart your computer, click on Yes
 
 mbam4_zps490948cc.png
 
6)  Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
 

 

To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  When the log opens, scroll down toward the bottom of the log to Quarantined Items.  Copy and paste this in your next post.

 

 

Please run AdwCleaner
 
Please download AdwCleaner and install it.
 
When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.
 
adwcleaner11_zps48314883.png
 
Click on Scan to start the scan.
 
Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.  
 
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK.  The computer will be restarted to complete the cleaning process.
 
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.
 

 

 

Please run the ESET OnlineScan

This scan takes quite a long time to run, so be prepared to have the time to allow this to run till it is completed.

***Please note. If you run this scan using Internet Explorer you won't need to download the Eset Smartinstaller.***

  • Click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • The ESET Online Scanner page will open, click on Yes, I agree to the trems of use, then click on Start, the scan will now begine.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:39 AM

If you torrented this, try another torrent. If you DL'd this, try another DL. If you bought a physical copy, it may be a pirate version. Just be aware of these possible issues.

 

That being said, try snoozing or disabling your AV.

Let us know.

Thanks for the reply.

 

This is a physical copy, albeit second hand from ebay. I'm 99% certain that it's a legitimate copy; I spent years in South East Asia, and I know how to spot a pirate. In any case, this file, DVD ROM content is a legitimate part of the official release.

 

I have disabled Windows Defender, which makes no difference. Avast gives the file a clean bill of health.


Edited by Fex, 21 November 2014 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:43 AM



I find no documentation at all on said file...I would consider it malware, under the circumstances.

 

For the record...Underworld Live - Everything Everything or Underworld Live Everything Everything seem to be bona fide versions of the named DVD.  Note the absence of the comma in the bona fide versions.  What you posted appears to be a torrented version, IMO.

 

Topic moved to Am I Infected forum.

 

Louis

Thanks for the reply.

 

i'm not sure how you reached the conclusion that bona fide releases drop the comma, but that is certainly not the case. Everything, Everything is the correct title.

 

The product I have is for sale, new, on Amazon and elsewhere, with the comma in the title.


Edited by Fex, 21 November 2014 - 10:44 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:48 AM

@ Arachibutyrophobia

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

The file is on a DVD. It has not successfully made it on to my hard drive.I have pretty good anti-malware protection, and  I can't see that downloading more will help.

 

This is, in all probability, not malware. In any case, I'm prepared to take my chances. I just need to show Windows who's in charge here!



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 11:11 AM

Operation did not complete successfully because the file contains a virus.

 

Microsoft takes this seriously, so should you.  You ran Avast, but there is no single program out there which will find everything.  This is why you need to run other scans to be sure there is not infection on the disc.


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 09:28 AM

Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner report nothing amiss.

The first link to ESET OnlineScan, for users of browsers other than IE, leads to a page which points to another page which says it is unavailable outside North America.

I'll give this one last try;

 

I have a DVD. I wish to execute a file on the DVD. Windows says the file contains a virus. The file does not contain a virus. My system is not infected.

 

Can anybody here tell me how to execute the file?


Edited by Fex, 23 November 2014 - 09:29 AM.


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 10:45 AM

I have pretty good anti-malware protection, and  I can't see that downloading more will help.

 

This is, in all probability, not malware. In any case, I'm prepared to take my chances. I just need to show Windows who's in charge here!

Are you running an antivirus?  If you are, what is it?

 

You need to have an active antivirus running on your computer if you are getting online.  An antimalware looks specifically for malware, not for a virus.  


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 08:55 PM

I am running Avast.

 

Again, Windows reports

 

"Operation did not complete successfully because the file contains a virus."

 

It does not.


Edited by Fex, 23 November 2014 - 08:56 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:24 AM

Click on the Start orb, then click on Computer.

 

Right click on the optical drive.  A menu will open with the Avast icon in it.  Click on this to run a scan on the disc.

 

It would be helpful is you post the operating system you are running.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:41 AM

Since when does Windows, itself, report whether something is or isn't infected? I do not recall Win Defender or any native Microsoft application outright preventing the execution of a file.



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Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:30 AM

Click on the Start orb, then click on Computer.

 

Right click on the optical drive.  A menu will open with the Avast icon in it.  Click on this to run a scan on the disc.

 

It would be helpful is you post the operating system you are running.

 

Ok, I've scanned the entire disc. Again, Avast finds no threat.

Can we move past the idea that this is a virus now? It isn't.

 

I'm running Windows 7.



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Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:38 AM

Since when does Windows, itself, report whether something is or isn't infected? I do not recall Win Defender or any native Microsoft application outright preventing the execution of a file.

 

I have no idea since when, but apparently, it does.

I was going to post a screenshot to prove it. I just double clicked on EVERYTHING_WINDOWS.EXE, and guess what?

It's installing. Go figure.

 

Ah well, thanks anyway guys.






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