New malware called "heuristic.archive.bomb"?

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Installed A-Squared Pro recently and upon scanning it found several
instances  of what it calls "heuristic.archive.bombs which, as per my
non-techie understanding, means a file that may be very small (maybe a
few megs) but may essentially expand to several gigs in size, so much
so that the sheer size bogs-down or incapacitates the infected
machine.

Is this a new type of malware?


Re: New malware called "heuristic.archive.bomb"?

posted on 20 May 2007 21:59:21 -0700, windowz6 wrote: Begin  

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You mean something like 42.zip?

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Bart

Re: New malware called "heuristic.archive.bomb"?


| Installed A-Squared Pro recently and upon scanning it found several
| instances  of what it calls "heuristic.archive.bombs which, as per my
| non-techie understanding, means a file that may be very small (maybe a
| few megs) but may essentially expand to several gigs in size, so much
| so that the sheer size bogs-down or incapacitates the infected
| machine.

| Is this a new type of malware?


Not neccessarily a small ZIP that expands to a large file but can be; an archive
within an
archive, within an archive, whithin and archive, etc, etc.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: New malware called "heuristic.archive.bomb"?

On 20 May 2007 21:59:21 -0700, windowz6 wrote:

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What other security products do you have installed?  A-Squared flagged my
NOD32 installer as one of those.  Need to be careful with A-Squared, as it
is notorious for finding false positives. Make sure to check the path of
the file, as it may be perfectly legit.

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