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1) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : AVG detecting/blocking Milkyway App due to malware/virus? (Message 66387)
Posted 5 May 2017 by ncoded.com
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Thank you Jesse, that would seem a useful thing to do.
2) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : AVG detecting/blocking Milkyway App due to malware/virus? (Message 66366)
Posted 4 May 2017 by ncoded.com
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Hi Mikey,

Thanks for your advice.

I took a HASH of both files and they are (binary) identical.

And yet AVG reports one as having a virus, and the other as not.

So I guess the proves the issue is with AVG rather than this exe file.
3) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : AVG detecting/blocking Milkyway App due to malware/virus? (Message 66349)
Posted 3 May 2017 by ncoded.com
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Hi,

In the last hour, AVG has starting blocking/detecting Viruses/Malware in the NVidia app.

Original file name: milkyway_1.46_windows_x86_64__opencl_nvidia_101.exe
Original folder: C:\ProgramData\BOINC\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway
Size of file: 1184768
Category: Infected files
Virus description: IDP.ARES.Generic

Please note that this machine was nearly built and had a fresh install of Windows a couple of weeks ago. We have two machines, E5-2683v3-1 and E5-2683v3-2, exactly the same, both running the NVidia app so we are not sure why one would be detecting viruses but not the other.


To be safe, until this can be resolved Milkyway will have to be blocked across all machines.

The GPUs we are running on MW on these two machines are three GTX 970's, and sometimes a GTX 1080.

Could someone advise us on this?




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