VIRUS detection for BOINC file (TR/Script.487343)

San-Fernando-Valley
San-Fernando-Valley
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Topic 214993

Just curious, if this is something serious or just an overdetection:

BOINC\ProgrammData\slots\1\boinc_task_state.xml

contains pattern

TR/Script.487343

Maybe AVIRA is overacting?  Haven't ever had such a 'hit'.

It is a trojan horse discovered Mar 2, 2018  --  and was shoved into Quarantine ...

Maybe someone has an idea (besides ignoring/deleting it).

I better stop editing and stop my rigs - we are expecting extreme weather right now - the whole works ...

THANKS

Mr Anderson
Mr Anderson
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I'd say your anti virus tool

I'd say your anti virus tool is over reacting and it's just a false positive. Anti virus tools are often worse than the things that they intend to protect us against in my opinion. I fail to see how a generic text file can contain a virus (i.e. some piece of executable code) when it cannot know how the text file is processed.

San-Fernando-Valley
San-Fernando-Valley
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... that was also my thinking

... that was also my thinking - but one never knows ...

I'll report it to AVIRA, just for the sake of it, and then delete it.

THANKS

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