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Old 08-15-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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So, the latest version of Norton ran an autoscan of my system last night and flagged TransX, precessionMFD, and glideslope2 as viruses.

Obviously, I don't think that these are viruses. I can unquarantine them myself.

However, I wanted to start a thread dedicated to heads-ups, tips, etc. regarding internet security software and Orbiter add-ons.

Orbiter being what it is, add-ons are not being developed "professionally," and files are distributed in relatively low numbers to this small community. Therefore, orbinauts can expect trouble from anti-virus programs that use "trustworthyness" as a metric in threat assessment. (Who exactly decided that Google, Microsoft, etc. are trustworthy, I am not sure)
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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 Orbiter being what it is, add-ons are not being developed "professionally," and files are distributed in relatively low numbers to this small community. Therefore, orbinauts can expect trouble from anti-virus programs that use "trustworthyness" as a metric in threat assessment. (Who exactly decided that Google, Microsoft, etc. are trustworthy, I am not sure)
More important: Who decided that Norton is trustworthy there? I had a few suspicions of my AV software on AMSO, but the software usually simply asks for sending a copy of the suspicious files to the lab for further analysis and then stops bothering me in the future about the files.
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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Two of my add-ons (VNCMFD and master/slave) run network servers, so (1) your firewall may complain and (2) you may have to add firewall exceptions.

Also, I have noticed that with my add-ons, animation in Orbiter becomes jerky if ESET firewall is enabled -- I think it's blocking Orbiter while inspecting the network traffic.

(NOTE to firewall developers -- a non-blocking sendto() call is supposed to be, well, non-blocking. It is supposed to return immediately, not hang just because your firewall wants to inspect my traffic. K THX BYE.)
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:29 PM   #4
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Hi watched a video on Norton today was about .dll imported into Paint.net and it said somebodies bright idea that all modules are considered unsafe and even in paint.net they have problems.
Norton and windows 8.1 are very connected and you have to unquarantine them manually understand why but annoying
can safely say this will be the same problem with Windows 10 as well
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:05 AM   #5
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Huh. The last time I used a Norton product was probably 1995. I had Norton Utilities on my old DOS 5.0 machine. Norton stuff was useful in those days, but I hear not so much anymore.
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:11 PM   #6
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HI yeah normally not what I would not use but it came included with my HP Pavillion
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:23 PM   #7
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But it's just a 30-days trial, isn't it?
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:16 PM   #8
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My trial was for 1 year.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:11 PM   #9
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Had a lot of Norton/Synertec? stuff, and did follow it. You have to trust some company and it seems to have worked.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:56 PM   #10
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I have never used any virus 'protection' and have never had a virus, purely because I manage my windows services...

If you have the time, look though this website, and learn.

http://www.blackviper.com/windows-services/

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Old 10-06-2016, 09:10 PM   #11
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 I have never used any virus 'protection' and have never had a virus, purely because I manage my windows services...

If you have the time, look though this website, and learn.

http://www.blackviper.com/windows-services/

Seriously?
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:27 PM   #12
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Yes, Ja, Dah,.....

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Old 10-06-2016, 10:33 PM   #13
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 Yes
One question: By which method do you know you are virus-free?
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:38 PM   #14
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Own developed drivers
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 Own developed drivers
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