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    Unknown Virus...Obfustat.VG (AVG)

    Hey,

    got an interesting problem here, today AVG popped up a 'Virus Found' message, telling me that SupCom.exe contained the 'Obfustat.VG' virus/trojan/worm/whatever..so naturally I moved it to the vault and healed it..and it now seems fine.

    The interesting part is that I can find *no* information on what Obfustat.VG actually is. Googling etc gives me other forum posts of people asking what it is,m all of which isn't much use.

    It seems like its a false positive from what i've been reading, and if so then theres no real problem..but i'd still like to know what the darn thing is/was supposed to be

    Anyone come accross it before?

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    looks like your not the only one spud - see here

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    I cleared this problem with AVG support, it's a false detection and will be fixed with today update (17 July 2007 10:00 AM GMT+7)

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    Excellent, cheers for the input guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    The interesting part is that I can find *no* information on what Obfustat.VG actually is. Googling etc gives me other forum posts of people asking what it is,m all of which isn't much use.
    Obfustat.VG is a generic detection for an obfuscated trojan. Obfuscation is often used to hinder either analysis or detection, or both.

    There are so many new malware samples detected each day that many vendors no longer bother to properly classify samples, but rather assign generic detections. Only the really high profile cases get written up and properly categorized, hence why you won't find much (any) information.

    Obviously though, in this case it's a false detection.

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    Last week my second (thankfully just) computer was infected with the VUNDO virus.. ever since I was finally able to rid my system of that piece of $**$, I have seen numerous instances of the obfustat virus (??) in my AVG. It's very frustrating!

    how are you sure it's a false reading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric-Tech View Post
    Last week my second (thankfully just) computer was infected with the VUNDO virus.. ever since I was finally able to rid my system of that piece of $**$, I have seen numerous instances of the obfustat virus (??) in my AVG. It's very frustrating!

    how are you sure it's a false reading?
    .. you get confirmation from AVG Technical Support....
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Hey,

    got an interesting problem here, today AVG popped up a 'Virus Found' message, telling me that SupCom.exe contained the 'Obfustat.VG' virus/trojan/worm/whatever..so naturally I moved it to the vault and healed it..and it now seems fine.

    The interesting part is that I can find *no* information on what Obfustat.VG actually is. Googling etc gives me other forum posts of people asking what it is,m all of which isn't much use.

    It seems like its a false positive from what i've been reading, and if so then theres no real problem..but i'd still like to know what the darn thing is/was supposed to be

    Anyone come accross it before?
    I got real problem here my internet was working fine and suddenly i started getting these strange pop ups from my anti virus same thing Obfustat just now its QK...evry time it pop up i click heal but after a few seconds again the same thing i cant even write i had to turn of avg resistent shield ... can any one help me pls and i updated to to the last date!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuza45 View Post
    I got real problem here my internet was working fine and suddenly i started getting these strange pop ups from my anti virus same thing Obfustat just now its QK...evry time it pop up i click heal but after a few seconds again the same thing i cant even write i had to turn of avg resistent shield ... can any one help me pls and i updated to to the last date!!!
    Go to one of the specialist helper forums such as The SpyKiller where an expert will be able to assist you in cleaning your PC:

    http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/

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    i've gotten the patch, but now instead of obfustat.vg its now obfustat.bna ... ne1 else gettin this 2? same file n all, also vista user
    Last edited by Indrid Cold; 21-07-2007 at 09:10 AM.

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    Question Re: Unknown Virus...Obfustat.VG (AVG)

    i usually get Obfustat.IIY, Just started getting it yesterday. I use Vista Basic. But it still Vista.

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    Re: Unknown Virus...Obfustat.VG (AVG)

    Obfustat is NOT the result of a positive malware but is a detection by the Heuristic scan.

    Crack programs, game trainers, NO-CD-DVD patch, and any executable which is programmed with certain code will be detected as Obfustat.

    I am saying it again: Obfustat is NOT a virus nor malware, it's just a flase positive which you could ignore.... I say "could" because AVG will move the file to the vault.

    There are many things you can do to fix this problem:

    1. Contact AVG support and send them the file falsely detected: they will remove the detection with the next update.

    2. Update often AVG so that cases already reported will be fixed.

    3. In case you are really annoyed, disable Heuristic scan both from Resident Shield and Test center, if you need information about how to do this you can ask AVG or I can post the instructions... just let me know.

    Remember: better 100 files falsely detected as virus that one virus not detected!

    Anyway AVG support is very kind and competent and will assist you with your problem, the real key to the solution is support+updates.

    Marco.

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    Re: Unknown Virus...Obfustat.VG (AVG)

    is obfustat.SRO also a false detection???
    i also use AVG

    and i use xp home edition
    Last edited by andreas; 08-10-2007 at 08:01 PM.

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    Re: Unknown Virus...Obfustat.VG (AVG)

    All Obfustat are false detection, but I am surprised you still get it, by now AVG should have fixed them all... when did you last update your anti-virus? I didn't get any more Obfustat for months

    If you have any problem just contact support using the option "Information" > "Support by email", after you explain your problem AVG will ask you to send them the files and they will fix any false detection.

    There are other false detection you could get from AVG such as BackDoor.Hupigon2.JQP or generic5.JNF and others... just report them to support they will fix it in the next update.

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