Re: Anybody have NWTR+watchers map?
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2016, 12:20:25 AM »
my virus checker killed it. any ideas?
get a better virus checker?
lol, idk.. often AV software will have an issue with any exe that is downloaded if it can't work out what it is. As I compiled that from source yeaterday i know there's nothing nasty there.
IMO the best AV test is a decent firewall.
These days there really aren't any actual viruses left. There's all manner of trojans and malware and other nasties, they are all there to do 1 or both of 2 things: (a) steal information &/or (b) control your system remotely.
For any of these things to be useful the one thing they all have to do is access your network. Usually the thing that causes the infection is just simple trojan that then downloads and installs whatever the asshole who wrote it really wants on your system. Certainly if it's a small .exe like the one I posted, there isn't really room for a .pud editor and
a full rootkit or the like.
The exe is 321Kb - just the splash screen is a 141Kb bitmap if its kept as 8-Bit. If you just save it as a normal 24-bit windows bitmap, it ends up being 421Kb, or substantially bigger than the entire editor .exe
Simple trojan downloaders can be quite small, but if you firewall such small executables, you will find that anything nasty will always
try to access the network, or they will unpack another little embedded exe that will, and you will suddenly get some random program, usually in a temp directory, that is trying to connect to somewhere.
The ONLY thing the editor "writes" to is .PUD files that you tell it to, or .BMP files that you ask it to create. It doesn't access your network, system registry or ANYTHING else at all. *the load/save/browse dialogs do check/update the registry with regards to the last accessed folder but this is just normal windows behavior