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Dashboard update 3.1.1 : IDP.ALEXA.51 malware warning
05-26-2017, 02:01 PM
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Dashboard update 3.1.1 : IDP.ALEXA.51 malware warning
Today (May 26) got notification there was an update to Dashboard. Clicked for install. Avast pops up with malware warning for IDP.ALEXA.51

It appears there have been several problems in last year with AVAST and AVG with this malware (false positive?) primarily associated with games.

Anyone from DROBO know ***** is going on?!
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05-26-2017, 06:15 PM
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RE: Dashboard update 3.1.1 : IDP.ALEXA.51 malware warning
hi skiskamp, can i check if you are on windows?
if you still happen to have the file, do you have its checksum hashes? (if easier you could upload it to virustotal and paste a link back here if you have a moment), that way it can be compared to the hosted version just in case something got inbetween?

a lot of antivirus can give false positives, (especially during the earlier batches of definitions), but always good to play safe.

(btw i have XP home SP2, a Drobo v1 with 2x 1TB/2x 1.5TB WD greens, & a bkp Drobo v2 with the same + a DroboShare: unused)
& a DroboS v2 with 3xWD15EADS &2x1TB in DDR mode on win7, & a drobo5D (all usb)
  • btw i did a sustained (write) operation for about 6 hours, and got 13.2MB / sec ...objection? "sustained" :)
    (16.7MB/s on a v2 & 47-96MB/s drobo-s)
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05-26-2017, 10:24 PM
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RE: Dashboard update 3.1.1 : IDP.ALEXA.51 malware warning
Thanks for the response, Paul.

Yeah, I'm on Win7 Pro, with a 5N connected to my home network. There's no problem with connectivity.

I've looked, I do not have the update executable. Since the warning came up, I canceled the install and presumably deleted the update exe. The original attempt to update was via the popup when I launched my 3.0.0 dashboard.

Funny (in a macabre sense) aside, I submitted a question to Drobo support saying "Hey, your new dashboard update is throwing malware warnings, you might want to address this." I got a robo-response (Drobo-response?) saying that since my Drobo was out of warranty, I could go to this massive list of possibilities to solve my connectivity problem. #facepalm

For now, I just won't update the Dashboard.
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