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Old 2021-07-30, 19:41   #12
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FTR my Antivirus software just reported that it blocked a suspicious activity by WhyNotWin11.

Can a Mod please remove the links and references in post-1.

If you have run the software already please note the warning.

Apologies for the posting. I thought it would be safe based on the cnet article.
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Old 2021-07-30, 21:00   #13
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I broke the links. Anyone who wants to investigate it will have to do some assembly work.
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Old 2021-07-30, 21:03   #14
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Acknowledged with thanks.
FTR I did not have any warnings the 1st time I ran it when I initially posted.
Only when I ran it today.

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Old 2021-07-30, 21:49   #15
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It wouldn't surprise me if it is an oversensitive AV complaining because it is doing fairly invasive checks.
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Old 2021-07-30, 22:38   #16
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Well, the thing is I did not have a warning the 1st time I ran the program (Or at least I can't remember to).
There are not any other complaints indexed by google anywhere so far.
The attachment is a screenshot from my AV.
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Old 2021-07-31, 04:52   #17
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I googled:
whynotwin11 malware

The site www. joesandbox. com reports it as Malicious:

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System Summary:
barindex
Binary is likely a compiled AutoIt script file
Show sources
Malware Analysis System Evasion:
barindex
Queries sensitive BIOS Information (via WMI, Win32_Bios & Win32_BaseBoard, often done to detect virtual machines)
Show sources
Queries sensitive disk information (via WMI, Win32_DiskDrive, often done to detect virtual machines)
Show sources
Queries sensitive service information (via WMI, Win32_LogicalDisk, often done to detect sandboxes)
Show sources
Queries sensitive video device information (via WMI, Win32_VideoController, often done to detect virtual machines)
Show sources
Query firmware table information (likely to detect VMs)
Here is a closed GitHub discussion regarding false ownership:

https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11/issues/66

a reddit discussion:

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This website is not affiliated with the creator of the program. Although it uses a good download link at the time of this writing, I don't suggest anybody link others to this website, as they can change the link to a malicious one at any time.




UPDATE: They have switched the download link. Absolutely do not use.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows11/c...hynotwin11com/


From Norton "File-Insight":

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Filename: WhyNotWin11.exe

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Developers
Not Available

Version
2.3.0.3

Identified
2021-07-02 at 6:10:19 PM

Last Used
2021-07-30 at 3:31:50 PM

Startup Item
No


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Many Users
Thousands of users in the Norton Community have used this file.

Mature
This file was released 30 days ago.

Bad
There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy.

Another closed discussion from github:
Multiple Vendors False Positives #49
https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11/issues/49

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Old 2021-07-31, 12:14   #18
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That list is things we would expect it to do.
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Old 2021-07-31, 14:25   #19
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That list is things we would expect it to do.
Indeed.
Most antivirus software do not like administrative tools (which they often categorise as hack tools.) Just try to retrieve the serial numbers of the installed software : most of the tools will be blocked by the "antivirus" software.

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Old 2021-11-24, 21:46   #20
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In the news:
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Microsoft makes free Windows 11 Enterprise virtual machine available for download
https://www.zdnet.com/article/micros...-for-download/

Anyone with windows 11 can give any pointers what advantages are there over windows 10?
Any potential speed-ups for number crunching?

Thanks in advance.

ETA: If win-11 can run on a Guest-Virtual-Machine and not on its host would indicate that lack of functionality on the host is by design and probably without any (proper) justification.

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Old 2021-11-24, 23:45   #21
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Anyone with windows 11 can give any pointers what advantages are there over windows 10?
Any potential speed-ups for number crunching?
I own two Windows 11–compatible computers (a Lenovo laptop and my custom PC, both on AMD Zen 2) and upgraded both, just out of habit / because it was available. I am a very "casual" user (usually don't run anything more interesting than GIMPS software) so my insights are limited, but I have not seen anything that would cause me to recommend anyone to upgrade. The only noticeable changes seem to be in cosmetics and UX, and even there, nothing is exactly groundbreaking.

I run Prime95 P-1 and LL, GPUOwl LL, and MFaktC. If any performance improvement or slowdown has occurred in any of these, it has certainly been too small for me to notice. In very early releases Microsoft apparently made some kind of L3 cache management mistake with Zen CPUs, which severely cut my Prime95 performance (by about half), but this has been fixed in shipping versions for at least a month or so.

I will say that Windows 11 seems to like using more RAM at system idle. This is almost a non-issue because space will still be freed up if something actually needs RAM, but 11 seems to take longer to do this than 10 did. In my laptop, I have 13 GB RAM allocated to Prime95 out of 16 GB installed (one worker) and it can take a full minute or two for memory usage to stabilize after P-1 stage 2 starts. This is with no other programs running except MFaktC.
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Old 2021-11-25, 00:35   #22
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Thanks for the eval. My "build" would probably be compatible if I reformat the hard-disk to the non-legacy format, but the endpoint does not seem to justify the effort. I am downloading the free Virtual-Box evaluation. Perhaps I will get around to running it at some point.
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