Mod Archive Forums Mod Archive Forums
Advanced search  

News:

Please note: Your main modarchive.org account will not work here, you must create a forum account to post on the forums.

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Virus reported in the 2007 snapshot torrent  (Read 5948 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

SenorPwnage

  • Liking the Pie
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Virus reported in the 2007 snapshot torrent
« on: February 03, 2011, 10:00:45 »

Avast! reports that there's a virus in two of the files from "modarchive_2007_official_snapshot_120000_modules.torrent".

"\modarchive_2007_official_snapshot_120000_modules\E\EL.zip > elementl.xm.zip > elementl.xm" is infected with Win95:CIH 1.x
"\modarchive_2007_official_snapshot_120000_modules\S\SH.zip > shloadertune.mod.zip > shloadertune.mod" is infected with DIR-II

I searched for the same files on the site, found shloadertune, and got the same virus warning when I tried to download it. I couldn't find elementl.xm though.

If it's a false positive, or you can't recreate the torrent, just let me know and I'll add them to my exceptions.
Logged

Saga Musix

  • TMA Moderator
  • Too much pie
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2602
  • I love OpenMPT! And Modules! And TMA! And Pie! :>
    • View Profile
    • Saga Musix - free module music and more!
Re: Virus reported in the 2007 snapshot torrent
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 10:05:01 »

A torrent can't be recreated once it's spread around.
Also, even if it's not a false positive, how on earth would execute a module file? A virus needs to be executed.
Logged
» My TMA artist profile
» Visit my music site: https://sagamusix.de/ [de, en]
» Visit my programming website: https://sagagames.de/ [de]
» Open ModPlug Tracker

SenorPwnage

  • Liking the Pie
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Virus reported in the 2007 snapshot torrent
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 10:23:19 »

A torrent can't be recreated once it's spread around.

I just meant someone could create a new torrent with those particular files removed or repaired.

Also, even if it's not a false positive, how on earth would execute a module file? A virus needs to be executed.

I've... got no idea. I'll just go ahead and add it to my exceptions then. Thanks for the help!
Logged

dksvertix

  • Tasted the Pie
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Virus reported in the 2007 snapshot torrent
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 23:33:48 »

It depends on the stupidity of your AV and your AV's Heuristic scan level - the higher it is, the more useless info it gives to You - but it may be useful for sb else.

Those specific chiptunes probably were used in some viral tool.
For example, if you download yourself a trojan builder, even the included readme.txt file is improperly reported as virus. It is actually wiser to report it as a part of tool set, but AV companies are lazy..
Or, if a chiptune was used in a patcher or a keygen program..

There are some rare occasions, where a virus disguises it to be something else.
And there are also very special and rare Windows exploits... so...

Quote
A virus needs to be executed.

Partially true.

Quote
A torrent can't be recreated once it's spread around.

A torrent connection can be hijacked and malicious code can be injected. I've seen that a lot.


Btw, some files, I didn't care to write down their names, but some zips in modarchive's torrents are indeed broken. And there were about 4500+ duplicates and...

Somebody should make a new snapshot and erase all of the previous torrents. I'm tired of downloading all top tunes with score 10 to 7 one by effing one and from time to time read about that I'm a "Webspider" or a "Download Hammer".. wooo.. I'm above human! I have spider and hammer skills! And I don't even have fiber optics! 0.o >.<
What's the point of making such an easy download list, if your server is weak to handle even 2 pages of download. Why not add timers, code verification or smthn like that?
Hmm, one more thing, that torrent link on Download Hammer page is obsolete...
Logged

m0d

  • Architect v3-4.0b
  • Administrator
  • Lerd of the Pies
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1792
  • modarchive.org made entirely in vim
    • View Profile
    • Meow Meow Meow
Re: Virus reported in the 2007 snapshot torrent
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 20:22:49 »

Quote
Somebody should make a new snapshot and erase all of the previous torrents. I'm tired of downloading all top tunes with score 10 to 7 one by effing one and from time to time read about that I'm a "Webspider" or a "Download Hammer".. wooo.. I'm above human! I have spider and hammer skills! And I don't even have fiber optics! 0.o >.<

Nice attitude. Probably won't get you anywhere fast. The sense of entitlement these days *shrug*.

Quote
What's the point of making such an easy download list, if your server is weak to handle even 2 pages of download. Why not add timers, code verification or smthn like that?

If we can make the download list harder for you to use, by all means provide some of you infinite wisdom since you seem to know how much load this site is handling. Before anyone suggests our capacity, I can assure you we are fine, the problem is one day we may not be - so, having to run the same system with the same traffic on a smaller system again will ultimately result in it having service issues.

The limiting system has been in place for a long time, and the relative number of complaints vs the time to implement something which would offer a shittier user experience for the vast majority of the users is really not an attractive prospect, for me, as the owner. Thanks all the same.

FYI its 1000 downloads a day, 250 pageloads an hour. Hardly anyone but automatic downloaders and robots ever trigger it, and looking at the stats here, you seem to be the exception to the rule. Sorry.

Quote
Hmm, one more thing, that torrent link on Download Hammer page is obsolete...

Oh, finally a useful remark that isn't soaked in attitude. Thanks. Noted.

Seriously, if you had posted something with a little more tact I might have put some more effort into giving a f*** about your situation.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 20:27:55 by m0d »
Logged
Created modarchive.org entirely in vi on Solaris.

:D
Pages: [1]   Go Up