z4root tagged as rageagainstthecage (Trojan.Gen.2)

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  1. Natey2

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    #1 Natey2, May 1, 2011
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    rageagainstthecage is the actual exploit that gains root. before z4root, i used it in terminal to manually gain root. i don't know why it gets flagged except maybe it self replicates as a part of the root process.
     
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    & that is why anti virus is a joke.
     
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    This thread has been Thunder struck!
     
  5. Natey2

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    Actually, it isn't, especially on Windows PCs.
    This is probably a false positive.
    The real virus out there probably shares a common byte-sequence as z4root.

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    I believe poon was talking about Android....
     
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    It's a good thing you had Norton to save your windows PC from z4root.
     
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    Virus free since 1979 with no AV.
     
  9. Natey2

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    I will say that it does find a real threat a couple of times a year.

    When you have people in the household downloading all kinds of things, it becomes necessary to use something like Norton.
    Of course, there are many Windows users who don't have any AV, and think their systems are not compromised because things *look* ok to them.

    Norton Internet Security is a firewall + antivirus.

    Unless Norton/Symantec maintains separate AV databases for Windows and Android, z4root might get quarantined by Norton under Android as well until users report this as a false positive.

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    And then there are people that are certain they are virus free.
    Has nothing to do with looks okay to anyone.
     
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    Something LIKE Norton is the keyword. Norton is junk. Nod32 or Kasperkey is about the best Anti Virus you can get, along with Comodo Firewall which is consistently ranked as a top three most secure firewall.


    I actually wonder if this is just Moto throwing there wight/money around to scare people away from rooting there phones. My old phone used the rage root method to and noticed nod32 flagging this as a virus months ago.
     
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