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CPUID.com got hacked

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tofu, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. tofu

    tofu New Member

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    CPUID.com didn't get hacked lol, AVG givin false positives

    See, I just reformatted my comp, installed everything I need, and decided I wanted to use CPU-Z to check out my system.

    Luckily I had AVG antivirus installed and updated.

    I downloaded the CPU-Z 1.44 from www.cpuid.com, tried to extract the files and was greeted with a box from AVG, telling me there was a trojan horse detected. Initially, I thought it was my overclock that was messing things up, but when I tried it on my office pc with the same AVG antivirus installed, it gave the same message. :wtf:

    Frustrated, I logged onto TechPowerUp! :D downloads database, and downloaded our version of 1.44 CPU-Z, and much to my surprise, the thing worked! :respect:

    So basically what I'm saying is to stay away from www.cpuid.com for a while till that trojan clears up, and in the meantime, use the TPU! download database! :D
     
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  2. pepsi71ocean New Member

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    I'll have to keep an eye on this, i almost downloaded cpu-z on my dad's buisness computer last night. Thank god for thunderstorms...
     
  3. The Haunted

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    It hasn't been hacked... Your antivirus is giving you a false positive.
    I get this alert too with avira.
     
  4. Darknova

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    Maybe AVG is finding false positives. I'm getting sick of the amount AVG throws up even on things you know are clean.
     
  5. tofu

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    The thing that appalls me is the CPU-Z 1.44 from cpuid.com is different from the one found on techpowerup.

    Maybe its time for me to go Kaspersky or bitdefender. :ohwell:
     
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    NOD32 is extremely good or f-secure even.
     
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    yeah yeah.... ive had this copy of cpuid on my computer for like 6 months.... a month ago my avg started saying it was a virus, and I've had avg for quite a while too.... pretty sure its no virus.
     
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    NOD32 didnt pick anything up.
     
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    BAD AVG! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  10. ZenZimZaliben

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    Unless your computer is on 24/7 and you visit tons of pron sites OR work at NASA...There is no reason to have a virus scanner...IMO. I haven't used one since windows 95. Use a NON standard browser like Firefox or any MOzilla based and that cuts the virus threat well over half.

    Dont open stupid emails from people you dont know and that pretty much cuts out the rest.

    Besides its always running in the back round, always trying to get online for updates/patches, always using memory and processor time. To me most virus scanners are a virus themselves.
     
  11. Maban

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    The reason why it's different is because the one on cpuid.com is 1.44.1. The one on TPU is 1.44.
     
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    i dont think anything will get it exactly right.. the odd false alarm just means the guard is on the job.. its better than the bugger going to sleep.. he he

    your false "hack" post was an example of the guard being on the job.. he was wrong in this case but he could have been right..

    trog
     
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    I disagree. Just yesterday I was browsing a few sites (no pron or keygen sites)... and I have a video try to come on, and the codec download was blocked. Looking carefully, the source WAS some BAD site. Either, someone had hacked the site and linked, or the user had linked to something that WAS good, only for it to turn SOUR later. I'd pleased I have a complete lock down of the PC.

    PS. If you DONT have a virusscanner you MUST have something to stop "software installation", and a script blocker. Just happens to be that anti-virus and script and install blockers are usually part of the same utility: e.g. Mcafee
     
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    I'm reading some very ill logic here. How is it that you can define a false positive when more then 1 virus scanner detects a virus. Specially when some say that 1.44 on TPU is different then the one on CPUID? From what I've read so far some are defining a false positive when the anti virus program detects something, therefore a bad anti virus program. If the anti virus program detects nothing, that's the one you get. Some of you either need to:
    -articulate yourself better
    or
    -don't post on the subject at all.

    This gives a very misleading, miscommunicated message to others who come in here and read this thread. :shadedshu
     
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    To stop software installs using directx calls, use mozilla based.

    Don't use windows media player. Get Zplayer or use old school windows media player classic.

    Configure browser not to run unauthenticated javascript.
     
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    The one on CPUID is not 1.44, it's 1.44.1. And I would bet money it's a false positive. I uploaded it to Virus Total, and only AVG and Ikarus flagged it. Nothing else did.
     
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    the best protection is a smart user. and you don't even need anti virus if your smart and look through your files thoroughly in dos mode you can find it most of the time and just remove it directly, but this requires some research and some intuition, that being said i think in all the years ive been surfing the net i have gotten roughly 5 virus's at most, i remember 3 lol. but for the more average user anti virus is a good thing, still wont really protect against you clicking on suspect/suspicious links or video's . its best to be inquisitive and if it looks suspicious it probably is. thats what i think at least.
     

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