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fake tekkit lite virus?

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lately i have played tekkit lite a lot when i wanted to delete my tekkit lite folder because of update failed i decided to delete .Technic launcher. When deleting it, it said something could not be deleted so i searched and when i went into the tekkit lite folder i noticed another tekkit lite folder. After millions of tries to delete it i decided to delete 1 folder of it at a time (it's like infinite!). eventually i got the the end finding 4 folders tekkit lite volts yogbox and something else. My anti virus found it after setting it's virus scan to scan for everything it found a bad virus got rid of it and the folders are still there un delete able. So did Technic launcher make this or is a virus using my Technic launcher for camo?

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My dad also said it was a virus checked everything he says after a few days if this doesn't get fixed my computer is screwed is there a fix D:.

P.S. I posted here because the folder was named tekkit lite

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This most certainly is either a glitch/bug concerning the interaction between your launcher and computer or a virus that found It's way into the launcher.

The Technic crew do not make stuff like that

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This most certainly is either a glitch/bug concerning the interaction between your launcher and computer or a virus that found It's way into the launcher.

The Technic crew do not make stuff like that

well i put pictures could you explain how it happened?

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Looks like a virus hiding inside random AppData folders to me. It's quite confusing when you find viruses in Java etc, but some viruses do that. Just try and antivirus it to pieces ;)

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Looks like a virus hiding inside random AppData folders to me. It's quite confusing when you find viruses in Java etc, but some viruses do that. Just try and antivirus it to pieces ;)
No luck we can't even move it to a different drive i'll have to delete my entire app data when dad gets home :(. (we are using team viewer)

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Try moving the contents of that final Tekkit Lite folder out and deleting that.

What happens when you try deleting that original folder containing the rest?

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Try moving the contents of that final Tekkit Lite folder out and deleting that.

What happens when you try deleting that original folder containing the rest?

I was thinking the same thing, based on the error message. He somehow managed to setup some extreme recursion, and it can't figure out what the hell to do.

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Jesus, the problem is explained clearly in an error message in one of your pictures.

"Can't access this folder"

"The path is too long"

Windows can't access or deal with file names longer than 255 characters. This includes deleting them.

Go download the "Unlocker" program from http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/ - It can deal with deleting locked, open or otherwise un-deletable files.

Also, try checking bug report forums before you run off making posts crying OMG VIRUS IS TEKKIT ZOMFGGG

http://forums.technicpack.net/threads/changing-destination-folder-causes-folder-wipe-and-infinite-folders.41185/

The solution to everyone's problem is simple. Go find a copy of the old Technic launcher and use that. I've still got 1.1.2.0 of the old launcher, works just fine still.

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Jesus, the problem is explained clearly in an error message in one of your pictures.

"Can't access this folder"

"The path is too long"

Windows can't access or deal with file names longer than 255 characters. This includes deleting them.

Go download the "Unlocker" program from http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/ - It can deal with deleting locked, open or otherwise un-deletable files.

Also, try checking bug report forums before you run off making posts crying OMG VIRUS IS TEKKIT ZOMFGGG

http://forums.technicpack.net/threads/changing-destination-folder-causes-folder-wipe-and-infinite-folders.41185/

The solution to everyone's problem is simple. Go find a copy of the old Technic launcher and use that. I've still got 1.1.2.0 of the old launcher, works just fine still.

are you an idiot i am sorry excuse my language but your nto understanding this is a virus as was told above a virus either decided to go camo bloon (TD5 bloon) and hide in my tekkit lite either that or downloaded it from another site go both some one else about something you don't understand.

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I was thinking the same thing, based on the error message. He somehow managed to setup some extreme recursion, and it can't figure out what the hell to do.

well if you looked at all the pictures it shows 2 columns of folders the 1 one was to folders with another folder in them the tekkit lite folder has a folder in it named something else and i can't go in it because it's apparently "to big" or "to far" so i can't delete it goes for the 2 folder with 4 folders in it so my only choice is to delete my app data if that doesn't work then bye bye computer.

also if your insisting that i was an idiot and did something with my Technic launcher no it's most likely a virus that made the folder and at the end is the source of the virus.

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well if you looked at all the pictures it shows 2 columns of folders the 1 one was to folders with another folder in them the tekkit lite folder has a folder in it named something else and i can't go in it because it's apparently "to big" or "to far" so i can't delete it goes for the 2 folder with 4 folders in it so my only choice is to delete my app data if that doesn't work then bye bye computer.

I looked at your pictures, they all show incredibly long paths. Go use the program Kirby linked, and don't insult people when you're asking for help.

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well if you looked at all the pictures it shows 2 columns of folders the 1 one was to folders with another folder in them the tekkit lite folder has a folder in it named something else and i can't go in it because it's apparently "to big" or "to far" so i can't delete it goes for the 2 folder with 4 folders in it so my only choice is to delete my app data if that doesn't work then bye bye computer.

also if your insisting that i was an idiot and did something with my Technic launcher no it's most likely a virus that made the folder and at the end is the source of the virus.

You have been given the solution. You can come back if that solution wasn't successful, but if you aren't going to try the solutions people give you, don't ask for solutions.

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You have been given the solution. You can come back if that solution wasn't successful, but if you aren't going to try the solutions people give you, don't ask for solutions.

not trying to be mean trying to find a solution he was saying there was no virus when there was the problem was a worm using the Technic launcher as a camouflage what fixed it was my lock box which locks files and deletes them i'm sorry for being mean to any one it's just that i didn't want my computer gone and saying "there was no virus" wasn't helping.

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I looked at your pictures, they all show incredibly long paths. Go use the program Kirby linked, and don't insult people when you're asking for help.

sorry to be mean it's just that i care for my computer i realize you where only trying to help thank for trying to help also the worm was making more folders trying to crash my computer for my dad used my lock box and deleted the folders he is not wiping out my free space in case it's still there i appreciate all your help i am really grateful and i am sorry for being mean i hope you understand and forgive me.

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I wonder if this person even understands the difference between a virus and a worm (no they are not the same thing). Most likely there was a transcription error (either copying to a bad sector of the HDD, corruption in RAM, or something else) that caused the creation of redundant directories. And to assume that AVG is correct, that it is a virus is not the best idea. AVG misses so many viruses, and gets even more false positives through heuristics (look it up). Just because AVG says something is bad does not mean it is. I remember when I was on AVG, and this is when I decided to move off them, it was detecting ENBSeries injector as a virus and deleting it as soon as I would put it into my install folder. ENBSeries is completely trustworthy.

Now, there are a few times when programs and folders cannot be deleted in windows. When they are in use by another program. this can be malicious or benign and can be caused by a background operation that was not closed when the main program closed, or by a service that is run by Windows. This also happens when a virus is hiding and keeping the file open. This can sometimes be to prevent the antivirus software from running a heuristics scan and finding suspicious operations.

Another point where a file or folder does not delete is when the filename or path is too long, as stated above. With both of these possibilities the answer is easy, download the stupid unlocker program that is indicated above by the person you wrongly insulted, and then use it to clear the offending file. If you want to be sure it is not a virus or malware, then get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and scan the system. Most likely you will find something, but nothing in the offending folder that you suspect is a virus. Another tip is to get rid of AVG and find a real antivirus. I do recommend malwarebytes for that also, it does the job and does not give me a headache about it.

Read this ( http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html ), it also has a tool to delete locked files, just what you need. Stop being a dick to people who actually understand computers and are sacrificing their time to respond with helpful information and try what is offered. You may just learn something.

I actually run malwarebytes pro as my main, with an occasional scan from ad-aware just in case. Ad-Aware misses so much also, and has a habit of listing some programs wrongly also.

Yes, I stopped reading the replies after a few because he ticked me off.

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I am sorry for being mean to any one but here's what happened according to my dad (who i trust more because hes my dad obviously sorry for offending due to this sentence) he said that there was probably a fake website looking like Technic pack.net or a worm could of got into my system and used tekkit lite as for the file path he said that the worm kept creating folders constantly to crash my computer i agree with farinhir that the worm could of kept the process going but there was no process's that looked bad in task manager so it could of been hidden, also AVG is very good the only thing is , is tekkit lite and Technic launcher AVG doesn't want me downloading virus's so it's playing safe so it's being protective not an anti virus that sucks and doesn't know what a virus is and btw my lock box helped the problem, dad created a folder in my lock box put the tekkit lite folder in it and deleted it with my lock box and in case the worm was still on my system he got some sort of tool that truly deletes everything (a toll that wipes your free space in case you didn't know nothing is truly deleted) and again i am very sorry for offending/angering any one.

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/facepalm

Listen kid, the people here, a alot of us fix computers for a living, or know more about computers than most Tech Support people. Your dad obviously does not understand the difference between a worm, a virus, and a corrupted directory. Also, AVG is a terrible anti-virus program. You can ask anyone in the comp sci/IT sector and they'll tell you the same. It's nice to hear that you fixed your problem, but you obviously don't know what was causing it, or even what it actually was.

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/facepalm

Listen kid, the people here, a alot of us fix computers for a living, or know more about computers than most Tech Support people. Your dad obviously does not understand the difference between a worm, a virus, and a corrupted directory. Also, AVG is a terrible anti-virus program. You can ask anyone in the comp sci/IT sector and they'll tell you the same. It's nice to hear that you fixed your problem, but you obviously don't know what was causing it, or even what it actually was.

AVG is bad your opinion hes my dad i trust him more learn that it was a worm because it kept infinitely making folders attempting to crash my computer and if it was a process it would have been fixed with a simple restart. Even with smarter people i trust my dads opinion and my opinion done with this forum any more post's will be ignored.

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AVG is bad your opinion hes my dad i trust him more learn that it was a worm because it kept infinitely making folders attempting to crash my computer and if it was a process it would have been fixed with a simple restart. Even with smarter people i trust my dads opinion and my opinion done with this forum any more post's will be ignored.

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If you set the technic launcher to certain directories, it does that. It's called a bug. Just get rid of it and change the location. AVG IS bad. Trust me on that. All you need is common sense+windows defender/Mse.

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AVG is bad your opinion hes my dad i trust him more learn that it was a worm because it kept infinitely making folders attempting to crash my computer and if it was a process it would have been fixed with a simple restart. Even with smarter people i trust my dads opinion and my opinion done with this forum any more post's will be ignored.

Your dad has AVG on your computer. AVG is bad. That isn't opinion, it's based on quantifiable metrics. AVG on average catches about 5% less of verified infections, and has almost 10% more false positives, than the leading FREE competition.

Your dad also seems not to understand the difference between a corrupted directory being inaccessible, and a worm.

You came here asking for tech support. If you don't want it, go away, but don't wander around telling people that tekkit has a virus or a worm, and then saying that you trust your dad's judgement, without even supporting WHY you do. One day, you're going to need to learn that being related to someone does NOT make them qualified or experienced in a field whose services you need.

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Question, does your dad fix computers for everyone around? If so then why are you asking for help here? I am the go to person when it comes to fixing computers in my circle. I have cleaned thousands of viruses, a few worms, and even had to fix corrupted paths (college days, meh). I know what I am talking about when I say that AVG sucks. Most of my friends at college used AVG and would get infected with viruses all the time. I would come and have to clean them. Some would be automatic using better software, and combofix when I needed to clear out a rootkit. Some would be more devious and I have spent up to 48 hours straight manually cleaning viruses from people's systems. You may trust your dad, but more than likely he has a lay-understanding of viruses. He probably does not actually know what a worm is.

The definition of a worm is a program that self replicates to infect other computers. It will spread usually across a LAN, and then into another network when an external connection has been established. A worm differs from a virus in that it does not need to actually attach to any other program. It is this specific feature that tells me that you dad does not know what he is talking about with it being a worm. If it were a worm it would not bother with the replication of a directory. Neither would the replication of said directory actually cause a crash of a system. It would cause a headache when one tries to delete said directory.

Now I never said that it was a program keeping the folder locked. I stated that as one of the reasons they stay locked. Now even if it were a virus, you most likely would never see it in the task manager as most modern viruses run in such a way as to not show up on there. If a virus is embedded in a dll file (dynamic link library) then one would never see it in the task manager, and AVG really struggles to clean, or even detect those types of viruses. You say that it is our opinion that AVG is bad. Well, we are using an informed and educated basis for which me make such opinions. When the lsass virus hit OSU back in 2007 AVG did little to protect against it. That one was a pain to deal with because it was so wide spread. I ended up cleaning over 100 computers in one week when that happened.

Tips, next time you seek advice, either go to your dad, or ask someone else. Either way, listen to the advice given and try it. You might just learn something. Asking for tech support over the internet means you are seeking a favor from a stranger. That stranger has taken time out of his/her day to try and assist. The very least you can do is listen, and try the advice. If you go in with the notion that you know what is wrong, even when you might very well be wrong, the likely hood of wasting the time of those trying to help is quite high.

Lets look at it from an empirical stand point. You can assume you know it is a virus, but then again you can also assume you can walk on air. Just because you assume something does not make it true. So if you were to test, by means of taking the advice above, you may or may not have found that it was a virus. Just as if you were to test if you can walk on air you may or may not break your ankle in the attempt.

Now what the above poster said is true. Most tech support you call over the phone have a database that they search. They will tell you to follow specific steps, even when those steps are most likely wrong. This is because they really do not know what they are talking about. They think if it is yellow and frozen it must be a lemon snow cone. It does not matter that it smells bad. I have had many an argument with my ISP tech support, because they would insist their systems were fine, and the issue must be at my place. Every time it turns out that I was calling and letting them know of the crash as it was happening, and they do not like to listen to such information most of the time, because it deviates from their steps they have been told to never stray from.

Another question. If you needed major surgery, and your dad said he could do it better than the surgeon, would you trust him on that also?

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1.i am using avg and sticking to it it's only for virus protection nothing else so i als0 use spy bot and CCleaner for the other computer killing programs out there.

2.if i did agree with you what would you recommend norton or mcafee theres virus's which can take down computers very easily with those also norton most of the time only finds the virus when it's already on the computer avg finds it for me when i start to download it. and if it's avast yes it is one of the best but to get a license it's like 100 dollars.

3.guys hes my dad just because you guys "could" be right doesn't mean i won't turst him more and i would not trust saying hes a better surgeon that's between life and death for people so no.

4.also the only reason why it was to long was because when trying something out like renaming the folder a en one was created so here what i tested. I went into one folder renamed the folder in it went back renamed that went into the renamed folder and it was tekkit lite again so your saying re naming it is copying it bull so now i'm not going on the Technic pack forums until this forum is done with gone and nobody responds to it.

one more thing if your going to recommend an anti virus don't expect me to reply.

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...words...

1. CCleaner is an optimizer which works by clearing out unnecessary files so it's got nothing to do with this, it has nothing to do with viruses, either way you don't need to defend your use of AVG if you want to stick to it go ahead

Also not all malicious programs (viruses, worms etc) are designed to "kill" computers, most perform other tasks such as stealing data or silently using your PC in a botnet

2. There you go putting words in our mouths, and for the record I use COMODO, it's free and highly effective, it can even catch malicious code in downloads via it's Defence+ module which you seem to think highly of

3. If you trust your dad more because other people "could" be right then please give me your dad's number, next time rather than perform research that "could" be right by cross-referencing my results I'll just call him

If you dad tells you the sky is pink are you going to believe him over the rest of the world?

4. This one makes little sense to me because you won't return to this forum until it's dead, well that works for me because you have spent this entire topic claiming because of your dad that Tekkit has a worm even though we have proven time and again it's a bug

And if you won't accept out recommendations fine, don't accept them, we aren't exactly ordering you to uninstall AVG or pay for an AV

Please grow up before you come back, much as we appreciate a good laugh you have done nothing but throw our help and goodwill back in our faces because your dad says we are wrong

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