Anti-debugger being over-enthusiastic sometimes

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CalamityJake
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Anti-debugger being over-enthusiastic sometimes

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Version: 1.0 beta 26

Operating System w/ Service Pack Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600


Installation Method: Full
Type of Installation: Beta
Number of Servers: 2
List your provider(s): news.individual.net, nntp.buzzardnews.com
Connections per server: 1
Server priority: 1, 1

Bug Description:
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Just go to the File Manager tab, pick a file, right-click it and voila:"Debugger detected - please close it down and restart" and some note about not being allowed to have Softice started as service under NT
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By the way, did you manage with this kind of barbarian techniques to stop at least a few crackers from studying your code ? I think there are some patches listed at astalavista :wink:

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Post by CalamityJake »

Forgot to mention - I am not running any debugger when I get this. While I agree you can do whatever you want to protect your program, I cannot understand this silence regarding your protection's interference with innocent user's actions. I mean this is clearly a bug, can anyone at least tell me if you can reproduce it on your computer following the steps I described?
Thank you.

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Post by Q-Bert »

I've never had that problem in any version, and I'm currently running b25

CalamityJake
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Post by CalamityJake »

Then probably the bug was introduced in version beta 26 which I am running.

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Post by mudone11 »

I'm using beta 26 with no problems,.

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Post by andulvar »

It was introduced in beta 16 (first reported on May 6). Newsleecher uses a third-party anti-hacking protection. This protection is broken, causing the error you see on a lot of people's systems. So far, there is no word on if or when a fix will come. Personally I can live without the file manager tab, but it's still pretty silly.

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Post by elite »

this was reported earlier as a bug - I think it came in beta 19 and is anoying the heck out out of me!!!

I wish it will get fixed soon :evil:

see viewtopic.php?p=9344

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Post by NiukNiuk »

I've never had this bug, until B29:
Now, when I'm on the explorer window, I can't "shift-del" a file, or even right click on it.
The program shows this notice (blah blah debugger etc...), and closes without saving the headers I've downloaded (really, REALLY annoying).
Wtf is that?

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Post by CalamityJake »

Forgot to tell you, a while after I installed Newsleecher (which gave me this error from the beginning), explorer started crashing just when right-clicking on a folder, and after a while even when pressing Ctrl-X or Ctrl-C on anything. I tried removing spyware with ad-aware, to no avail. Some application might have screwed up my context menu handlers/shell commands. Anyway I reinstalled XP and from then on Newsleecher did not detect imaginary debuggers anymore. There's this program ContextEdit from pcmagazine which can be used to edit the context menu and remove/disable suspect handlers. I didn't pay much attention to this, it might have worked if I tried it instead of reinstalling the system. If anyone wants it I can send it to you by email.

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NiukNiuk
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Post by NiukNiuk »

THx for the info :D
You can aslo get this tool here:

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http://www.ramlende.com/utilities.html

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Post by Spiril »

If you still have probs with the debugger notice, pls try to uninstall divx entirely from your system and see if that helps.

I talked to the author of the 3rd party app that produces the debugger notice and he says that newer versions of divx causes that.

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Post by kujoy »

yep unistalling the latest Divx (Dr DivX 1.05) fixed this for me.

Kujoy

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Post by andulvar »

Spiril wrote:If you still have probs with the debugger notice, pls try to uninstall divx entirely from your system and see if that helps.

I talked to the author of the 3rd party app that produces the debugger notice and he says that newer versions of divx causes that.
I have tried that, and Newsleecher still drops out with "debugger detected" error. That goes for all Newsleecher versions up to v1.0 B32.

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