My virus scan

This is a discussion on My virus scan within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I just downloaded the AVG Virus scanner and started running it... I'm laughing, because evidently I have this virus: http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/lsd.html ...

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    My virus scan

    I just downloaded the AVG Virus scanner and started running it... I'm laughing, because evidently I have this virus:
    http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/lsd.html

    If I can find the filename for that, I'm making a backup. It looks like a funny virus.
    Away.

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    This is a very rare virus which displays a multi-coloured image.
    haha love that.

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    http://www.viruslibrary.com/virusinfo/LSD.1600.htm

    Cancel that, I'm not backing it up...or running it. Why couldn't the first site have mentioned that?
    Away.

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    hmmm... virus scan finished, and on further inspection, it seems that I downloaded that virus off planetsourcecode.com, which is great, since they claim to scan everything.
    Away.

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    Perhaps their scanner had a bad trip.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    How do you like the AVG AV?

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    Could you give me the link you used from planetsourcecode.com, please?

    Oh, I have a favor to ask you. Time the virus, I want to see how efficient it is.
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    AVG is pretty nice. Less than a 6mb d/l, try it out.

    I can't give you a link because I downloaded it a long time ago, but I know it was from Planetsourcecode. I was downloading things off of there to learn how to do 3D effects and such, and was sticking them all in a directory. I also downloaded things like how to do the "plasma" effect that was popular when that was still a strain on the CPU. If you look at the first link, that is exactly what that virus does. It was saved in a zip file in the directory from planetsourcecode. It was a DOS program and I never ran it, so it's obvious that it didn't copy itself there somehow - would have been quite the random directory for it anyway. So, I can't prove it, and I've deleted the virus, but I know it came from planetsourcecode.
    Away.

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    AVG is free and it works, but its interface is not at all professional and logical though.

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    I tested AVG last year. At least two of the trojan horse servers I downloaded were not detected by the program at all. It let me run them, and they were installed silently.

    (optix pro i believe one was called).

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    Originally posted by blackrat364
    AVG is pretty nice. Less than a 6mb d/l, try it out.

    I can't give you a link because I downloaded it a long time ago, but I know it was from Planetsourcecode. I was downloading things off of there to learn how to do 3D effects and such, and was sticking them all in a directory. I also downloaded things like how to do the "plasma" effect that was popular when that was still a strain on the CPU. If you look at the first link, that is exactly what that virus does. It was saved in a zip file in the directory from planetsourcecode. It was a DOS program and I never ran it, so it's obvious that it didn't copy itself there somehow - would have been quite the random directory for it anyway. So, I can't prove it, and I've deleted the virus, but I know it came from planetsourcecode.
    Maybe the virus writer stole code from this (non-destructive) project that you have downloaded, and the signitures made by AVG pick that similarity up and adopt a "better-safe-than-sorry" strategy"

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