Moonshell 171 has a virus

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by dman777, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. dman777
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    I downloaded Moonshell 171 from this website. My virus scanner complained about the .exe's in it being infected, but I thought the virus scanner was wrong. But I ran those Exe's to configure my moonshell and after that I couldn't surf the internet because my network adaptors were disabled. I would think that anything I downloaded from this site would be safe, so I am pretty surprised.
     
  2. mrfatso

    mrfatso That guy!!

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    strange i just downloaded them and ran them through nod32 and no virus was detected, so i guess u were unlucky??

    edit: Spybot didn't detect anything as well :|
     
  3. TheDestroyer

    TheDestroyer GBAtemp's Official Keyblade Master™

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    Are you sure? because i am pretty sure all files in gbatemp are virus-free for they are being moderated and scanned...
     
  4. dman777
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    yes, i am 100% sure. i used comodo internet security suit. i thought it was a false alarm, but after wards(executing setup.exe) my network adapters were disabled and the virus spread from 2 instances(before i did the setup.exe) to like 24 instances. all of them were in in the folder of moonshell and firefox(application data).
     
  5. KingdomBlade

    KingdomBlade Blade v3+ (I R SHMEXY)

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    False Positives, try switching AV. (Comodo may have an awesome firewall but the AV is pretty bad)
     
  6. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    maybe you had a virus already in your PC, which then infected the moonshell files.
     
  7. dman777
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    no, it was not a false positive(as i first thought myself) because my network adapters were turned off. and then afterwards(hitting setup.exe) the infection reports increased from 2 to like 28.
     
  8. benjaminlibl

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    I downloaded it previously and it did not have a problem.
     
  9. ZAFDeltaForce

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    My MalwareBytes, NOD32 and Spybot didn't find anything.
     
  10. shinnyuuya

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    try download from other website instead.
     
  11. Chrono_Tata

    Chrono_Tata GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    ^ What he says. You probably had a virus already.
     
  12. XMog

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    So... you're saying you already had two infections before running MoonShell? You know viruses can infect other executables, right?

    I also don't see why a virus would disable your network adapters (if that's what you're implying MoonShell did), as doing that would prevent it from spreading easily or reporting information...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Chrono_Tata

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    I think he's saying because he wasn't connected to the internet, he couldn't have got the virus from elsewhere apart from the files he already had.
     
  14. sadak5

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    The virus could make an unhandled exception in the Kernel which disabled the network connections (hapenned in a laptop a couple of hours ago). but I think he already had the virus in ther machine. If the AV detected the virus there that's maybe because the files got infected while downloading them.
     
  15. Overlord Nadrian

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    This. Only possible explanation if it's not a false positive.
     
  16. mercluke

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    i doubt that moonshell gave you the virus.
    maye you shouldn't have had porn open in the other tab ;p