• SCRDS "IDP.Generic.9BA7F0" virus
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Hi, I didn't know whether to choose Developer Discussion or General Discussion but I went with this one, I hope it's correct. So I just restarted my .bat file to launch my server with srcds, and all of a sudden I a virus warning from AVG: IDP.Generic.9BA97F0 It's weird especially because I've restarted the server all day and now it just all of a sudden happened. I don't think it's anything to worry about but I googled and found only one thread related to it without any real answers. Is there anyone one else who has run into this? [IMG]http://i.gyazo.com/082aee9a09f12c9630e1cbf13735c021.png[/IMG]
Probably a false alert - try using another scanner. If it still pops up try using an online scanning website. I doubt it came from steam servers since a lot more people would be complaining about it. If it really does have a virus then your machine is probably compromised.
[QUOTE=darksoul69;47394859]Probably a false alert - try using another scanner. If it still pops up try using an online scanning website. I doubt it came from steam servers since a lot more people would be complaining about it. If it really does have a virus then your machine is probably compromised.[/QUOTE] Malwarebytes Anti-Malware said it has no virus, so probably false yea :)
[QUOTE=Busan1;47394793] I didn't know whether to choose Developer Discussion or General Discussion but I went with this one, I hope it's correct.[/QUOTE] There's a Help thread for a reason, guy.
[QUOTE=Spastik2D;47395634]There's a Help thread for a reason, guy.[/QUOTE] "If you're having problems [B][U]PLAYING [/U][/B]GMod then this is the place for you."
Also a word of advice: Ditch AVG and get avast!, AVG has been really shit these past few years. Doesn't catch shit, and has a high false positive rate.
Ditch AV all together. Don't run untrusted executables or send them to virustotal first.
[QUOTE=SuperDuperScoot;47396845]Also a word of advice: Ditch AVG and get avast!, AVG has been really shit these past few years. Doesn't catch shit, and has a high false positive rate.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=thegrb93;47400621]Ditch AV all together. Don't run untrusted executables or send them to virustotal first.[/QUOTE] Can't hurt to have an antivirus program anyway? Like firewall stuff..s.
[QUOTE=thegrb93;47400621]Ditch AV all together. Don't run untrusted executables or send them to virustotal first.[/QUOTE] Hate to reply so late, but this is such a bad mindset. It's not all about running bad exe files, you can get infected in [I]many[/I] other ways that do not require user intervention. Never go without a good Antivirus.
If its something that can't be prevented by the user (e.g. a zero day), an AV sure as hell can't do anything about it. Unless you're a pleb that uses shovel-ware and untrusted freeware AV has no use.
[QUOTE=thegrb93;47404163]If its something that can't be prevented by the user (e.g. a zero day), an AV sure as hell can't do anything about it. Unless you're a pleb that uses shovel-ware and untrusted freeware AV has no use.[/QUOTE] This is really dumb advice for anyone to follow, Jesus Christ. only an idiot would follow this. an antivirus is like using a condom. don't stick your dick in funny places, but you should still always have one. an Anti virus/condom is a good first step towards prevention. But it isn't an all out solution, no matter how good it is, so use your common sense and don't fuck with places that don't smell right. Without one though you're pretty much hopeless. Sometimes you might have a false alarm. Just go to Doctor Virustotal to double check and you'll be perfectly fine, if not, you might need to remedy that really heavily. Sorry but, common sense alone isn't good enough. anyways, OP, a good antivirus combo is malawarebytes (you have) and Avast! along with using virus total and no script on your browser. If something gets detected anyways but virus total doesn't say its THAT bad, you COULD use [url]http://www.sandboxie.com/[/url] but you probably are better off never bothering false alarms are scary but common with any AV. Just trust your gut and act smart. If your AV starts seeing a ton of sudden infections out of the blue in random locations that might be a bad sign. Kind of like herpies.
[QUOTE=SuperDuperScoot;47396845]Also a word of advice: Ditch AVG and get avast!, AVG has been really shit these past few years. Doesn't catch shit, and has a high false positive rate.[/QUOTE] Funnily enough, there was an exact same massive problem with Avast! not a few months ago. ( with hl2.exe ). I am running ESET Smart Security, never had a problem.
[QUOTE=Noi;47405109]Don't use antivirus, it's a scam.[/QUOTE] I downloaded an antivirus once, and it gave me herpies that's how J!NX's anology works right? I think?
[QUOTE=Noi;47405109]Don't use antivirus, it's a scam.[/QUOTE] people like you are the reason drive by attacks are so popular. if you refuse to use even basic protection (occasional MBAM scans), then fine, it's not my bank account that's going to get drained, but don't spread your FUD to people who don't know better. legitimate sites that you know and trust can get compromised at any time (either directly or via ad networks), and this sort of thing happens on a regular basis. trust nobody, trust nothing, all sites are potentially hostile, reputation be damned. the internet doesn't have a "light side" and a "dark side" like some fucking comic book, malware can come from anywhere. I don't care what you do or don't do on the Internet, you're connected, and therefore you're a target.
[QUOTE=lavacano;47408433]people like you are the reason drive by attacks are so popular. if you refuse to use even basic protection (occasional MBAM scans), then fine, it's not my bank account that's going to get drained, but don't spread your FUD to people who don't know better. legitimate sites that you know and trust can get compromised at any time (either directly or via ad networks), and this sort of thing happens on a regular basis. trust nobody, trust nothing, all sites are potentially hostile, reputation be damned. the internet doesn't have a "light side" and a "dark side" like some fucking comic book, malware can come from anywhere. I don't care what you do or don't do on the Internet, you're connected, and therefore you're a target.[/QUOTE] Bank accounts are rarely, if ever, stolen via keyloggers/virus infections etc. Thing with AVG and Avast are the damned heuristics.
[QUOTE=Pantho;47412702]Bank accounts are rarely, if ever, stolen via keyloggers/virus infections etc. Thing with AVG and Avast are the damned heuristics.[/QUOTE] Bank accounts are almost always stolen by keyloggers and virus infections...... Or scammers who use the aforementioned to gain access. All antivirus engines use some sort of heuristics. If you are unsure about the srcds executable, upload it to virustotal.com
[QUOTE=rocky123xo;47413675]Bank accounts are almost always stolen by keyloggers and virus infections...... Or scammers who use the aforementioned to gain access. All antivirus engines use some sort of heuristics. If you are unsure about the srcds executable, upload it to virustotal.com[/QUOTE] Without being able to back it up with statistics, I think the main reason for bank accounts getting stolen is stupidity among people. AVs can't stop everyone from doing stupid things. At least that's how it is here in Denmark. All bank accounts are secured with 2-factor (2. Is physical) authentication. The ONLY way is if people are stupid enough to upload their key card to some website, and AVs can't really stop that... And people are that stupid.
[QUOTE=thegrb93;47400621]Ditch AV all together. Don't run untrusted executables or send them to virustotal first.[/QUOTE] AV is a false sense of security, but it's not irrelevant. They don't just sit in the background taking up resources, good AV does take care of exploits and picks off the low-hanging fruit of malicious software. I've gotten loads of usefulness out of AV because I sometimes inadvertently install adware because some program installer bundles it. The above posters that share my position also give excellent examples.
[QUOTE=ms333;47414443]Without being able to back it up with statistics, I think the main reason for bank accounts getting stolen is stupidity among people. AVs can't stop everyone from doing stupid things. At least that's how it is here in Denmark. All bank accounts are secured with 2-factor (2. Is physical) authentication. The ONLY way is if people are stupid enough to upload their key card to some website, and AVs can't really stop that... And people are that stupid.[/QUOTE] Correct, either spam, confidence tricks or exploiting of external 3rd party databases. The days of keyloggers stealing bank account details changed with the vast majority of major banks by the addition of simple authentication methods. Enter digit 3 4 2 etc etc etc.
[QUOTE=Pantho;47418937]Correct, either spam, confidence tricks or exploiting of external 3rd party databases. The days of keyloggers stealing bank account details changed with the vast majority of major banks by the addition of simple authentication methods. Enter digit 3 4 2 etc etc etc.[/QUOTE] this is probably mostly true, i imagine the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus_%28malware%29]big scary botnets with form grabbers[/url] are fairly popular, or at least were, but i imagine phishing has got a lot more people over all [QUOTE=lavacano;47408433]people like you are the reason drive by attacks are so popular. if you refuse to use even basic protection (occasional MBAM scans), then fine, it's not my bank account that's going to get drained, but don't spread your FUD to people who don't know better. legitimate sites that you know and trust can get compromised at any time (either directly or via ad networks), and this sort of thing happens on a regular basis. trust nobody, trust nothing, all sites are potentially hostile, reputation be damned. the internet doesn't have a "light side" and a "dark side" like some fucking comic book, malware can come from anywhere. I don't care what you do or don't do on the Internet, you're connected, and therefore you're a target.[/QUOTE] anyone who's seriously using a drive by is probably crypting their shit, this is hackforums stuff but it works, i can pay 15 bucks today and get any file past 99% of anti viruses, AV does not make you safe and it's largely a scam to pay for one, i still recommend using a good, light free one like bitdefender free, but common sense & browser security (using noscript, don't enable java applets that randomly pop up, and yes not browsing to weird websites someone links you) will overall be more protective
Windows Defender is as good as most freebie ones. Although it did piss me off on my laptop last night, plugged a few TB of media into my laptop on a 4TB external HDD. The fucker has no announcement, no task bar status, nothing to inform you it's raping your HDD using scanning the drive and slowing down your entire machine. Without some base support knowledge you're not going to be able to figure out what's doing it, very annoying.
I don't personally run an anti virus/malware. That being said I run all my links through a vps first and analyze files with Ida. If you don't want to do all the work and still get access to a byte pattern database of known malicious files then an antivirus is for you.
[QUOTE=kila58;47423270]I don't personally run an anti virus/malware. That being said I run all my links through a vps first and analyze files with Ida. If you don't want to do all the work and still get access to a byte pattern database of known malicious files then an antivirus is for you.[/QUOTE] How do you deal with newly released exploits or large executables? Yesterday's puush exploit would have completely bypassed your defense whereas AV that has active protection would have probably prevented possible malicious behavior.
[QUOTE=kila58;47423270]I don't personally run an anti virus/malware. That being said I run all my links through a vps first and analyze files with Ida. If you don't want to do all the work and still get access to a byte pattern database of known malicious files then an antivirus is for you.[/QUOTE] Aren't viruses able to affect your computer with no user interaction? Don't you only need an internet connection?
[QUOTE=Dan41550;47426842]Aren't viruses able to affect your computer with no user interaction? Don't you only need an internet connection?[/QUOTE] Not really. You need to do at least something that'll allow virus to get to your computer (like opening some compromized crappy website or running some .exe that got virus in it). I don't have an antivirus as well, I have NoScript plugin in browser so no crappy JS/Flash and I never run untrusted .exe files. Never had any problems in 3 years.
MalwareBytes and BitDefender are bae
[QUOTE=Dan41550;47426842]Aren't viruses able to affect your computer with no user interaction? Don't you only need an internet connection?[/QUOTE] You're thinking of a worm, and those usually propagate over networks more than they do the internet, though its entirely possible.
[QUOTE=ntzu;47432719]You're thinking of a worm, and those usually propagate over networks more than they do the internet, though its entirely possible.[/QUOTE] Yet entirely unlikely. The object has to get past your router first.
[QUOTE=Robotboy655;47404996]Funnily enough, there was an exact same massive problem with Avast! not a few months ago. ( with hl2.exe ). I am running ESET Smart Security, never had a problem.[/QUOTE] The last time I used Avast, my steam.exe got removed along with hl2.exe
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