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SymbiosisBC #1 Posted Mar 17 2019 - 22:53

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Anyone else come across a virus in Aslain's Modpack ver. 1.4.02_04?

 

Yes, I know there's a newer update, but still...

 

I've never experienced this before from Aslains.  A fluke?  I've always been extremely pleased with his modpack.

 

 

 

 

 



SymbiosisBC #2 Posted Mar 17 2019 - 23:01

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HAPPYJAX60 #3 Posted Mar 17 2019 - 23:03

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I had the problem 2 days ago, I turned off the antivirus, installed, turned back on the antivirus. 

The_Illusive_Man #4 Posted Mar 17 2019 - 23:04

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View PostSymbiosisBC, on Mar 17 2019 - 18:53, said:

Anyone else come across a virus in Aslain's Modpack ver. 1.4.02_04?

 

Yes, I know there's a newer update, but still...

 

I've never experienced this before from Aslains.  A fluke?  I've always been extremely pleased with his modpack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

False positive. Pretty common from such a terrible piece of software (the A/V that is).....

Edited by The_Illusive_Man, Mar 17 2019 - 23:05.


SymbiosisBC #5 Posted Mar 17 2019 - 23:11

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View PostHAPPYJAX60, on Mar 17 2019 - 15:03, said:

I had the problem 2 days ago, I turned off the antivirus, installed, turned back on the antivirus. 

 

Isn't this what one's supposed to do whenever a virus is detected?

 

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Apache1990 #6 Posted Mar 17 2019 - 23:16

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View PostThe_Illusive_Man, on Mar 17 2019 - 17:04, said:

False positive. Pretty common from such a terrible piece of software (the A/V that is).....

 

Windows Defender is actually rather good, particularly for being such a low impact AV program.  There are better overall ones out there, but it's hard to beat for lower performance computers (or for people who follow good security practices, and don't necessarily need a stronger program).

 

False positives happen with just about all AV programs, and it's not uncommon for them to occur with less well known or niche executables (like modpack installers).  If in doubt, it can be a good idea to check with the developer of your downloaded file (if possible), and/or run a scan with a secondary program like MalwareBytes.



Insanefriend #7 Posted Mar 18 2019 - 00:15

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I always play on the safer side, as once you get a virus is the damage it could cause worth what ever mod your trying to install?

Tod_kommt #8 Posted Mar 18 2019 - 00:45

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Many modpacks  use executable files to do the install. Some antivirus programs see this as a virus and/or malware threat. Keep everything up to date and add an exception to your av or malware program if they generate a warning on the modpack. Make sure your modpack is from a reputable source and not from a website that makes it living pushing sketchy downloads.

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Viele Modpacks verwenden ausführbare Dateien für die Installation. Einige Antivirenprogramme sehen dies als Bedrohung durch Viren und / oder Malware. Halten Sie alles auf dem neuesten Stand und fügen Sie Ihrem av- oder Malware-Programm eine Ausnahme hinzu, wenn eine Warnung im Modpack generiert wird. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Ihr Modpack aus einer seriösen Quelle stammt und nicht von einer Website, auf der es sich lohnt, skizzenhafte Downloads zu betreiben.
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Tod_kommt #9 Posted Mar 18 2019 - 00:46

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PS

I use Relhax and never have had an issue!

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Benjammn79 #10 Posted Mar 18 2019 - 01:26

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I got it it too, which surprised me.  Ignored it and installed, no problems.  I tend to trust Aslain's files and I always use the direct link.





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