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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:09 AM

I currently keep a toolbox of BC's valuable tools/scanners/etc (such as FRST, FSS, MiniToolBox, RKill, AdwCleaner, JRT, RogueKiller) and would like to suggest a "sticky" topic somewhere (such as this forum, Downloads or General Security) that announces when a new version/updated version of such tool(s) is/are made available.

 

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:09 PM

I dont necessarily think its a bad idea, just gotta find someone to maintain it. I know I unfortunately do not have the time.

 

I do plan on adding something to the download section where people can subscribe to a download and be notified when an update is released.



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:15 PM

TY Grinler for your reply.
 

 

I do plan on adding something to the download section where people can subscribe to a download and be notified when an update is released.

 

Works for me, would that be something auto-generated or would you still need a "human" to post updates kinda like the updates to the MVPS hosts we used to maintain? I do that (subscribe) for updates to WinToolkit, NTLite, DotNet Addons, Flash, ULZ's, SFX's etc and a few useful tools @ MDL (don't judge me lol)


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 08:20 AM

With some of these tools, if you try to run them and an update is available, the program will prompt you to download the most current version.
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Posted 09 December 2014 - 09:15 AM

Works for me, would that be something auto-generated or would you still need a "human" to post updates kinda like the updates to the MVPS hosts we used to maintain? I do that (subscribe) for updates to WinToolkit, NTLite, DotNet Addons, Flash, ULZ's, SFX's etc and a few useful tools @ MDL (don't judge me lol)


This would not be a topic, but rather people can subscribe to the various programs and get an alert when there is an update. This is going to be down the road though.

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:01 PM

Thanks again guys.



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:33 PM

Calendarofupdates is going to list updates to the "BC's valuable tools/scanners/etc (such as FRST, FSS, MiniToolBox, RKill, AdwCleaner, JRT, RogueKiller)" starting today.

Thanks to Data at Calendarofupdates.

 

http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?app=calendar



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:43 PM

Thanks for letting us know and for Data to include us.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:06 PM

Avast just flagged the 32 bit release of today, 14th, as Win32:Evo-gen [susp]

 

https://www.virustotal.com/uk/file/1af8f07738917f82322df58f15c2929a42da9f318a372d7bb6ab7e6dd4660ed1/analysis/1421273722/


Edited by Mike.Tech, 14 January 2015 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

Avast just flagged the 32 bit release of today, 14th, as Win32:Evo-gen [susp]
 
https://www.virustotal.com/uk/file/1af8f07738917f82322df58f15c2929a42da9f318a372d7bb6ab7e6dd4660ed1/analysis/1421273722/

 
Same here 32 bit flagged but not 64 bit.
 
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:08 PM

Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs and specialized fix tools (like FRST), may at times be detected by some anti-virus and anti-malware scanners as suspicious, a Risk Tool, Hacking Tool, Potentially Unwanted Program, a possible threat or even Malware (virus/trojan) when that is not the case. This occurs for a variety of reasons to include the tool's compiler, the files it uses, whether files are compressed or packed, what behavior (routines, scripts, etc) it performs, any registry strings it may contain and the type of security engine that was used during the scan. Other legitimate files which may be obfuscated, encrypted or password protected in order to conceal itself so they do not allow access for scanning but often trigger alerts by anti-virus software.

When flagged by an anti-virus or security scanner, it's because the program includes features, behavior or files that appear suspicious or which can potentially be used for malicious purposes. Compressed and packed files in particular are often flagged as suspicious by security software because they have difficulty reading what is inside them. These detections do not necessarily mean the file is malicious or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others or that it was simply detected as suspicious or a threat due to the security program's heuristic analysis engine which provides the ability to detect possible new variants of malware. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them. In these cases the detection is a "false positive" and can be ignored.

Most of the well known specialized tools we use as malware fighters are written by known experts at various security forums like Bleeping Computer, TechSupport, GeeksToGo, SypwareInfo and other similar sites so they can be trusted...this includes any program hosted by BC for download. Unfortunately, many of these tools are repeatedly falsely detected by various anti-virus programs from time to time.

The problem is really with the anti-virus vendors who keep targeting these embedded files and NOT with the tools themselves. We can inform the developers but they have encountered this issue many times before and in most cases there isn't much they can do about it. Once the detection is reported to the anti-virus vendor, they are usually quick to fix it by releasing an updated definition database.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:12 PM

BTW...I just downloaded it and both ESET and EAM did not detect anything wrong.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:00 PM

I knew it was an FP, but best reported.

Avast is doing my head in with them. I'm removing Avast permanently, and there's nothing out there that does a decent job.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:22 AM

Calendarofupdates is down, and at this time it is unknown if it will return.

 

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/cou-calendar-of-updates-user-forum-is-down.373793/ 






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