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#1 abbeyslinger

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 05:35 AM

Today my avast scan detect there is a Decompression Bomb file on my laptop but unable to find or delete a file. Need your valued suggestions to get rid of it.



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#2 davidmichaels

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 05:54 AM

Hey,

 

I also found an error similar to this while scanning out my desktop and I don't know how to resolve it.  :mellow:

 

Is it happening to universally or only with few ? 



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:00 AM

Hi all!

 

FWIW: Here is an article which explains what a Decompression Bomb (Zip-bomb) is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip_bomb

 

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:16 AM

Well, I would suspect a bug in Avast.   It is logically impossible to detect something and, simultaneously, say it isn't there.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:10 PM

Can you post the exact message here? Or a screenshot of the dialog box?


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:18 AM

Well, if you would share the screenshot that would make it a bit easier to help you with. By the time you can have a look at this blog: https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/security/decompression-bomb-weapon-hackers-nightmare-users/ 

 

This mentions the reasons and a way out for you as to why you are having the issue. 



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 12:42 AM

Today my avast scan detect there is a Decompression Bomb file on my laptop but unable to find or delete a file. Need your valued suggestions to get rid of it.

I was going through the same error of decompression bomb and the day I saw it, it was a nightmare for me considering it some form of a hack on my system. 

But after doing some research over what is decompression bomb  I felt a bit relaxed knowing that it is not a hack on my system. I ran into some guides providing solutions to get rid of decompression bomb. I found there are multiple ways that could help any one:

 

  • Re-Image repair tool
  • JavaRa
  • Temp file cleaner by old timer

Edited by Wilsondrake, 29 June 2018 - 01:01 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:01 AM

Be careful when using Re-Image. For me it is malware/crapware/scareware in disguise.

 

Also JavaRa (used to thoroughly remove Java), has not been updated in a long time and it doesn't work for newer Java installations.


Edited by eLPuSHeR, 29 June 2018 - 06:02 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 10:51 AM

I say again, and we have had no follow-up regarding this, it is a logical impossibility to say that something is detected yet does not exist.  If it exists, and was detected, it should have been quarantined.   If it does not exist, but a detection was triggered, something else is wrong.

 

This should be pursued with the folks at Avast!, and, I'd hope, a follow-up post made here regarding the outcome.


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:52 PM

Avast is noted for making false detections of this kind, I have personally seen it do so a few times especially for .zip files which contain .bmp (bitmap images, an old windows image format) or .png (image format, fairly uncompressed) files. I'm surprised that avast isn't clearly telling you which file it is making a detection in, have you tried to enable any of the features which make avast log the results of it's scans to text files?
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