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FR Related Vanity: AVG Crashed due to a FreeRepublic Cookie in FireFox 3.0.5
1/30/09 | me

Posted on 01/30/2009 11:06:41 AM PST by aft_lizard

Here is what AVG reported:

"Object name";"C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\l97pzuzg.default\cookies.sqlite:\freerepublic.com.99c35e71" "Detection name";"A file caused a crash of the scanning engine at address 774659c3." "Object type";"File" "SDK Type";"Core" "Result";"Object is in whitelist" "Action history";""


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: avg; firefox; getamac; trylinux; vista
Maybe an FYI, heads up or perhaps some Firefox or AVG people can enlighten me on it.
1 posted on 01/30/2009 11:06:41 AM PST by aft_lizard
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To: ShadowAce

ping!


2 posted on 01/30/2009 11:07:31 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: aft_lizard

I’m assuming it’s AVG 8.0. I think you might have a trojan or something similar. They can cause a crash in the ‘whitelist’. Just a guess.


3 posted on 01/30/2009 11:14:30 AM PST by allmost
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To: allmost

Why would the trojan come from a freerepublic cookie? Of all the cookies I have, which was quite a few, it seems odd that is the one ‘it’ chose to hide in.


4 posted on 01/30/2009 11:18:10 AM PST by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: aft_lizard

a cookie is a piece of text. you can’t get bad stuff from it


5 posted on 01/30/2009 11:21:07 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: aft_lizard

Scanning Firefox 3.0 cookies, which are now in SQLITE instead of text, is pretty new to AVG. Probably a bug in AVG. Report it, and it’ll probably get fixed.


6 posted on 01/30/2009 11:21:47 AM PST by antiRepublicrat ("I am a firm believer that there are not two sides to every issue..." -- Arianna Huffington)
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To: aft_lizard

It’s just a symptom. The cookie is harmless. I’d recommend a few things but I’ve gtg right now.


7 posted on 01/30/2009 11:22:59 AM PST by allmost
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To: aft_lizard

I use AVG and never had a problem with FR cookies. However, my AVG started acting up when I accessed the current White House website and came back as ...

c/whitehouse.gov/obamaisadouchebag/obamavoterssuckers/trojan


8 posted on 01/30/2009 11:23:27 AM PST by max americana
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To: aft_lizard

I use AVG, what is this about?


9 posted on 01/30/2009 11:24:02 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: antiRepublicrat

Thanks. It seemed odd to me, but that makes sense as I have never heard of a cookie doing that, wonder why no other sites cookie is showing up?


10 posted on 01/30/2009 11:28:30 AM PST by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Sounds like its over nothing really. Read antiRepublicrats post at post number 6.


11 posted on 01/30/2009 11:31:03 AM PST by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: aft_lizard

I have been a long time user of AVG and Firefox on multiple workstations but something weird has been going on with AVG Antivirus 8 recently. About 2 weeks ago one workstation developed random Blue Screen of Death KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED crashes which ended up correlating with autoupdating the AVG antivirus library. MS Word documents required multiple clicks to open up. Most importantly the W2K workstation was getting quite sluggish over the last few months. I repeatedly uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version of AVG 8 with the same results. I scanned with other antivirus programs and found nothing. I ran exhaustive diagnostics on disk, memory and motherboard with no problems found. I finally moved off of AVG onto AVAST this week and I am amazed at how much more responsive the system is now, no more problems opening up MS Word docs, much much faster restarts and no more BSD’s.


12 posted on 01/30/2009 11:44:28 AM PST by 4FreeSpeach
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To: aft_lizard
Do you have the updated version of AVG that recognizes SQLITE cookies?

AVG Antivirus and Security Software - FAQ

13 posted on 01/30/2009 11:46:07 AM PST by greedo
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To: aft_lizard

AVG has been known to crash when scanning some archive files. It’s possible it has a bug that crashes it in SQLITE. Either pure chance on it being the FR cookie, the FR cookie is the latest one there, the FR cookie was being accessed by Firefox at the time of scanning, anything like that.

Unless it consistently crashes only on the FR cookie. Then it’s just something in the cookie that freaks out the scanning engine.


14 posted on 01/30/2009 11:48:51 AM PST by antiRepublicrat ("I am a firm believer that there are not two sides to every issue..." -- Arianna Huffington)
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To: aft_lizard

I’ve got AVG 8.0 and it sometimes crashes Windows IE when I google something. It’s only happened two or three times but it’s unexpected and annoying. I do a system scan and it always comes up negative.


15 posted on 01/30/2009 11:50:34 AM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: aft_lizard

I understood “of,” “and,” and “the.”


16 posted on 01/30/2009 11:53:02 AM PST by pabianice
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To: aft_lizard

Gotta clean out the cookie jar every now and then. Crumby buildup gets nasty after a while.


17 posted on 01/30/2009 12:14:59 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

18 posted on 01/30/2009 12:16:58 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: max americana

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 01/30/2009 12:25:34 PM PST by pctech
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To: aft_lizard

i’m having trouble with AVG today too. it wouldn’t update, i had to go to the site and do it myself. now when i google anything all the links are ‘questionable’ instead of safe, i keep getting jscript warnings, etc. i think they are just mucked up again. oh, i have AVG 8 by the way.


20 posted on 01/30/2009 12:50:04 PM PST by ferri (Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane. - Philip K. Dick)
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To: greedo

Yes I do actually. I have 8.0.233.


21 posted on 01/30/2009 1:28:28 PM PST by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: aft_lizard

My guess: your FR cookie is benign, but your freeware A/V program either has a bug in it or let a virus slip through but can’t accurately report it to you. Load up a copy of Norton’s latest and no telling what you might find.

http://reviews.cnet.com/internet-security-and-firewall/norton-antivirus-2009/4540-3667_7-33246574-4.html


22 posted on 01/30/2009 3:01:11 PM PST by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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To: Golden Eagle
Load up a copy of Norton’s latest and no telling what you might find you'd really be screwed and pay lots of money to get that way.

FYI Golden Eagle, it was a problem unique to Mozilla browsers.

i use AVG Protection Suite on my Windows HD, and don't have a bit of trouble. Apparently the problem has been fixed.

23 posted on 01/30/2009 3:55:37 PM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord
FYI Golden Eagle, it was a problem unique to Mozilla browsers.

Yet another freeware product, apparently using them is how you get "screwed" (your words).

Apparently the problem has been fixed.

Not according to aft_lizard's latest posts. Meanwhile I have offered him a method to help get to the bottom of it, and prevent such issues in the future.

24 posted on 01/30/2009 4:16:26 PM PST by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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I like a good cookie.
Something like a large soft chocolate chip. Or a ginger-raisin.
Yes, a good cookie is a treat.
25 posted on 01/30/2009 6:53:46 PM PST by Tainan (Where's my FOF Indicator?)
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To: pabianice

I understood “cookie.”

Going to open a package of Archways now.


26 posted on 01/30/2009 6:58:53 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Golden Eagle
Yet another freeware product, apparently using them is how you get "screwed" (your words).

AVG antivirus, the culprit here, is PROPRIETARY, not open source. If you were using ClamAV, or the Window$ version, ClamWin, THEN you might have an argument, but i doubt it.

As i have the paid for version of the product and do not have the problem, it is evident that AVG got it fixed.

Now go slime some other thread.

27 posted on 01/30/2009 8:57:15 PM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord
As i have the paid for version of the product and do not have the problem, it is evident that AVG got it fixed.

Take it up with the guy who claims to have the problem if you're so sure it's impossible, but you might quit slinging insults long enough to realize that just because you supposedly don't have an issue doesn't guarantee no one else on earth does.

28 posted on 01/30/2009 9:19:33 PM PST by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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To: pabianice
I understood “of,” “and,” and “the.”

LOL! I am relatively new to the IT field--went from zero to MCSA with 6 months of night school. Whenever we got a new text I'd ask my instructor if we could have just one that was written in English. Geek speak is definitely a language all its own.

29 posted on 01/31/2009 8:18:08 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Hope is gone. Change is coming.)
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To: Golden Eagle
Load up a copy of Norton’s latest and no telling what you might find.

A bucketful of headaches, likely.

Ever since I renewed my subscription, it won't auto-update the virus signatures. That's a new 'feature' for them.

So every couple of weeks, I have to hunt them down and manually update the virus signatures.

This thread reminded me it's time to do that.

Of course, I could pay them $10 a pop for technical support so I could chat with folks in south Asia who will start with 'reboot your computer'.

By the way - good to see you back. It's been a while. These threads aren't nearly as much fun without you on them.

30 posted on 01/31/2009 10:36:05 AM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35
Ever since I renewed my subscription, it won't auto-update the virus signatures.

I would probably try a remove then reinstall, and it should remember your current subscription based on your e-mail address etc. If it doesn't you're no worse off than you were. But to be honest I've gone for a long periods of time just manually updating them, and pocketing the money myself. Sometimes they re-arrange their site where it's not obvious you can manually update without paying for them, but they're usually available out there just listed under the "business customers" portion of their site.

By the way - good to see you back. It's been a while. These threads aren't nearly as much fun without you on them.

Thanks, I get quite a kick out of some of these rude know it alls myself, else I wouldn't waste so much time trying to educate them. ;-D

31 posted on 01/31/2009 11:36:15 AM PST by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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