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ivan_iliev
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Registered: ‎08-27-2006

Infected origin Max files, is this possible?

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12-02-2007 05:56 PM
I converted my old Workstation in Internet PC and my newly installed AVAST defined two 3dsmax.chm files as infected.
I could not believe it, this machine (my old WS) has never had an internet connection and worked always like a charm. Has anyone here a similar experience.

I even had the fancy idea, that maybe there are a kind of (Autodesk) Trojan, installed deliberately for feedback information, or just to make possible a thorough analysis if something happens and we need help from the Autodesk support staff.

This was a joke take it easy (Autodesk).

ivan

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Steve_Curley
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Registered: ‎08-07-2007

Re: Infected origin Max files, is this possible?

12-02-2007 07:17 PM in reply to: ivan_iliev
Report it to the makers (of Avast) as a false positive - any AV which is "signature" based is prone to that kind of thing :smileyhappy:

Max 4.2 through 2014 (SP5/Ext1), Composite 2014.
XP-64 (SP2). i5-3570K @ 4.4GHz, 8Gb Ram, DX9.0c. (Currently trying to tame W7 enough to make it usable :smileywink:)
nVidia GTX760 (2GB) (Driver 327.23).

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ivan_iliev
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Re: Infected origin Max files, is this possible?

12-02-2007 08:40 PM in reply to: ivan_iliev
Report it to the makers (of Avast) as a false positive - any AV which is "signature" based is prone to that kind of thing :smileyhappy:


This is impossible Steve those are the Max 8 and Max 9 Help files i think.
AVAST has an (e-mail) limit of 1024 kB for this kind of support, I have to send them by post.

ivan :smileyhappy:
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Steve_Curley
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Re: Infected origin Max files, is this possible?

12-02-2007 08:45 PM in reply to: ivan_iliev
I'm not an Avast user, so I didn't know about the limit - they're only expecting small files to be infected? :rolleyes:

Max 4.2 through 2014 (SP5/Ext1), Composite 2014.
XP-64 (SP2). i5-3570K @ 4.4GHz, 8Gb Ram, DX9.0c. (Currently trying to tame W7 enough to make it usable :smileywink:)
nVidia GTX760 (2GB) (Driver 327.23).

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