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 Post subject: clash of the titans digital copy has a virus????
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:08 am 
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Ok long story short,
windows 7 x64
avira antivirus
new CLASH OF THE TITANS bluray/dvd combo
put dvd in disk drive
went to copy windows media player format digital copy for disk
directions say to install program from DVD and accept then put in code,
WELL BEFORE IT FINISHES INSTALLING AVIRA DETECTS 2 VIRUS'S
WTH IS GOING ON HERE!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:37 pm 
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I highly doubt that it has viruses on it, most likely a bogus alert or a coincidental time frame between that happening and a couple previously undetected viruses deciding they wanted to take an opportunity to activate and integrate themselves into your system. Again, I highly doubt they're purposefully going to screw up a customer's computer, cuz that's just begging for a class-action law suit.


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 Post subject: i think maybe i should restate this
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:49 pm 
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for the record,
3 computers, 3 attempts, SAME RESULTS!@!
i highly doubt its a bogus detection or a resident program......
and it strikes me as strange that since i blocked the detected trojan the digital copy fails the DRM check..... :?: anyone else have this movie wanna give it a shot


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:52 pm 
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Most likely Avira is detecting the DRM as malware.

What are the names of the viruses?

I'm thinking bogus alert because you would hear a lot more pissed off people screaming out (remember the Sony BMG rootkit?)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:16 pm 
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virus name TR/crypt.xpack.trojan
uploading video right now


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:50 pm 
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That is a generic Trojan Horse name for a detection from the heuristic technologies.

What it does is detect characteristics that are common among different infections and then assigns a name to them (For example, disabling system restore, launching a program, disabling antivirus/antispyware software, etc, all are common activities by malware).

So what you have is a detection that Avira doesn't know what it is, but is fairly certain it is doing something to your system that you may not like (Does anyone like DRM?) The DRM software is doing something probably similar to other malware that is characterized under that name. This particular file (the DRM one) is packed a certain way that could be malicious if used in the wrong hands.

More Info directly from Avira


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:01 pm 
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so it is a virus coded into the drm by WB?
so i am not crazy....even if it is coded as drm at least i know i am not losing my mind....big thumbs down to WB for coding this crap intot heir digital copies


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bald-buell-rider wrote:
so it is a virus coded into the drm by WB?
so i am not crazy....even if it is coded as drm at least i know i am not losing my mind....big thumbs down to WB for coding this crap intot heir digital copies


No.

It's a false positive that is automatically put in as a flag by the antivirus vendor. It's so it doesn't miss anything.

My advice would be to just not worry about it (and get DRM-free movies ;) )


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:11 pm 
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The digital copy idea was pretty awesome at first, but then stupid companies had to start screwing with their drm enough for this crap to happen. Way to go for them in single-handedly effing up a great thing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:42 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnO4UGBKwFI

sorry for the shaky video and audio...recorded on camera phone...
best i had on hand at the moment

and if it is not a "virus" ......there is a reason the software thinks its a virus....
maybe because it acts like a virus in some aspect or aspects?
if what i read from your earlier statement is true.....that should be an accurate statement yes?


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PM_DMNKLR wrote:
The digital copy idea was pretty awesome at first, but then stupid companies had to start screwing with their drm enough for this crap to happen. Way to go for them in single-handedly effing up a great thing.


Yeah, with the DRM on these digital copies, what is the point of a digital copy? Why not just rip the movie to your hard drive and be able to use it anywhere.


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bald-buell-rider wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnO4UGBKwFI

sorry for the shaky video and audio...recorded on camera phone...
best i had on hand at the moment

and if it is not a "virus" ......there is a reason the software thinks its a virus....
maybe because it acts like a virus in some aspect or aspects?
if what i read from your earlier statement is true.....that should be an accurate statement yes?


Yeah, it acts malicious and the software cannot tell the difference between legitimate and malicious.

As an example, when I used to run Kaspersky Internet Security (now using ESET Smart Security), every time I launched Grand Theft Auto IV it would report one of the files as a keylogger. The software didn't have a keylogger, it just needs the file to map the keys appropriately so the game operates. It can't tell the difference between a legitimate logger (for game purposes) and a malicious keylogger.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:34 pm 
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hackman2007 wrote:
Yeah, with the DRM on these digital copies, what is the point of a digital copy? Why not just rip the movie to your hard drive and be able to use it anywhere.


I wholeheartedly agree. I have a few older ones that don't have any DRM crap on them, and I really miss that aspect. It's all about greed still, and it had to be someone I suppose.


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