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I installed the windows 5.03 smp client yesterday and everything seemed to be running just fine. This morning when i woke up avast had a warning saying that it had found a virus in my folding@home folder, called wudata_01.chk. Now the client seems to be freaking out. The frames completed is at 50/2500 but the estimate is sitting at 1330/2500 and going up about every 40 seconds or so. Should i just uninstall and try again?
post #2 of 7
Just a false positive.... probably.
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Just a false positive.... probably.
I always hear that, and i can never seem to figure out what it means...
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Hmmm I hope so
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If its using hueristic scanning then the file its identified is probably ''Similar'' to a known and Identified virus. However in this case I think its just a false positive.
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I always hear that, and i can never seem to figure out what it means...
You want to know what "false positive" means?

False Positive: Test incorrectly confirm something
False Negative: Test does not identify/detect something when it should


i.e. You get a blood test that says you have cancer... when you really don't.
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You want to know what "false positive" means?

False Positive: Test incorrectly confirm something
False Negative: Test does not identify/detect something when it should


i.e. You get a blood test that says you have cancer... when you really don't.
Ah, thanks for explaining it.
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