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Offline droiddk

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Do you believe in conspiracy theories?
« on: March 03, 2018, 04:52:53 PM »
Antivirus, yes or no?

Do you believe in conspiracy theories?

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 05:25:22 PM »
Running W7 X64.  Microsoft Security Essentials also flagged my download.  I flagged it under History to ignore it.  I'm running the update now.
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 05:31:44 PM »
All three 3.80 updates are showing a Trojan:Win32/Azden virus, there is no other Davis update prior to this 3.80 version that is being flagged, be careful ignoring MSE as it is very rarely ever wrong. Actually have never seen it wrong. 

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 06:04:28 PM »
The executable runs the Davis firmware updater.  it finds my console, updates it (5-10 minutes) and reboots the console.  I had to power cycle the console as per a message at the end of the update.  Everything is back to normal and updating my weather site via WD.
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 06:15:20 PM »
My system shows infection.

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 06:21:39 PM »
sometimes the virus checkers are the virus (i,e with false positives)

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 06:49:27 PM »
sometimes the virus checkers are the virus (i,e with false positives)

However there are no other download files from the same source which are being flagged as these three new 3.80 files are.

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 07:12:20 PM »
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 08:11:38 PM »
it will be a false positive, it happens a lot with these virus checkers
one change in code, a new compile, and bang its comes up as false positive
trust me, I know from experience

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 08:38:19 PM »
Or it could load ransomware.  Seriously - doesn't anyone check these things??  I ran it through several scanners and it came up RED.

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2018, 08:49:01 PM »
I'm not seeing anything with it. Used both virus scan and malware and nothing.
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2018, 09:01:08 PM »
Perhaps we need to reach out to Davis.

After I ran the update, I noticed that a new service had been installed called something like Google Chrome Remote Desktop, and a new active task called something like Microsoft Printer Driver.  The install date/time was the same as the firmware program executed time.  I use WinPatrol so it was easy to delete both items before they ran - which would have been at next boot.
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2018, 09:16:06 PM »
That's not good. Google Chrome Remote is similar to Team Viewer allows outside access to computer and if you didn't want it installed something is going on and it's not good.
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2018, 09:29:50 PM »
Kaspersky?  LOL

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2018, 09:34:00 PM »
Scanned with McAfee and Sophos Home, no issues found.
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2018, 10:45:23 PM »
Nothing detected with webroot either.
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2018, 12:08:11 AM »
I cant tell you all how many times Ive built my own software that does nothing malicous to have it detected by a virus scanner as a false positive. A lot of software also use components that COULD be used in a malicous manner by someone else, but isnt by the software in question, and is detected by AV just because its there.

I highly doubt any of you have something to be worried about -- highly likely its a false positive.

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2018, 12:20:36 AM »
I just downloaded and scanned VP2_Wireless_3_80.exe with Avast Free...no issues were found.

Now, my question is...it looks like the coders have tweaked the heat index table to work better for high heat and high humidity areas (sounds like my area!).  Being as I'm currently running v3.12 I guess a move up to v3.80 wouldn't be a bad move...????

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2018, 08:02:22 AM »
Kaspersky?  LOL

What's so funny? Is it because you have a system that gives false positives? LOL
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2018, 08:43:45 AM »
Can anyone tell what "Restored "Receiving From" from initial boot screen for easier setup configuration." covers? Guess its related to how long time "Receiving From Screen" will be on before switching to "normal use". But how long time? Hopefully very short time, always hated that feature.

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2018, 09:54:19 AM »
Kaspersky?  LOL

What's so funny? Is it because you have a system that gives false positives? LOL

Clearly you have not followed the issues with Russian antivirus software.  It is funny/not funny.  There is a reason why lots of governments have banned its use.

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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2018, 10:42:33 AM »
Kaspersky?  LOL

What's so funny? Is it because you have a system that gives false positives? LOL

Clearly you have not followed the issues with Russian antivirus software.  It is funny/not funny.  There is a reason why lots of governments have banned its use.

I've followed it somewhat.  Who I don't trust is any article by Bloomberg.  Any of these countries including USA could be spying with software so who do you trust? Romanian, China, Czech Republic, Slovakian, Dutch, Brits, Israel etc. They all are involved in AV.

I think because of the negative scrutiny put on Kaspersky which they denied may make it the safest.
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Re: Firmware version 3.80 now available online
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2018, 11:18:00 AM »
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/13/dhs-statement-issuance-binding-operational-directive-17-01  Frankly, the only people who REALLY scare me is Mossad.  I deal with lots of "interesting" people in my work, but these guys scare the crap out of me.  Google Operation "Wrath of God also known as Operation "Bayonet" as an example.