Skip to comments.FR Related Vanity: AVG Crashed due to a FreeRepublic Cookie in FireFox 3.0.5
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";""
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.
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.
a cookie is a piece of text. you can’t get bad stuff from it
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.
It’s just a symptom. The cookie is harmless. I’d recommend a few things but I’ve gtg right now.
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 ...
I use AVG, what is this about?
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?
Sounds like its over nothing really. Read antiRepublicrats post at post number 6.
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.
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.
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.
I understood “of,” “and,” and “the.”
Gotta clean out the cookie jar every now and then. Crumby buildup gets nasty after a while.
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.
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