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    Default decompression bomb

    AVAST found a suspected decompression bomb the file name is

    C:\users\Hudson\downloads\voxatron_0.2.0_setup.exe|>$INSTDIR\vox.dat

    is this a real decompression bomb or not?

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    Not all anti-virus programs search for these compressed files..Avast does

    I think the file is OK - just the compression ratio is unusually high...Avast is reporting that you have a compressed file that is growing bigger
    You may check the properties of the file - how big is the compressed and uncompressed size?
    If it is too big and you do not want it to take up the HDD remove the file

    Voxatron
    is a game site...the website seems safe...according to WOT
    WOT is not 100% but it is reliable most of the time....it gets its ratings by users

    Voxatron Review on Veengle
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    How to Start Removing Viruses and Spyware from your Computer

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    False positives (good tagged as bad) can not be prevented and should be suspect if suddenly, a file that has been on your system and not been tagged by your security program is tagged as suspicious. For this reason, all users should have one or two "supplemental" scanners they can call up "on-demand" (not in real-time) for manual scanning and verification. I recommend Malwarebytes's Anti-Malware (MBAM) and/or SUPERAntiSpyware Free.

    Also, I don't know of any .dat file that cannot be safely deleted (without breaking something) as they will be recreated, if needed, next time you run the program that created it.
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    Okay thanks, i already do have MBAM and i scanned with that, nothing came up, and i know i downloaded voxatron from a website called humble bundle, its a charity thing. I was just wondering if maybe a virus got into it or something.

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    The site checks out fine.

    If multiple scanners revealed nothing, then I would not be worried. But if you are still a bit concerned, there is a plethora of on-line scanners you can use to confirm all is good (note some of these may require you download and install small programs to run on your machine - these are safe, and can be removed later, if desired).

    Bitdefender Quickscan
    BullGuard Online Scanner
    CA Threat Scanner
    Comodo Cloud Scanner
    ESET Online Virus Scanner
    F-Secure Online Scanner
    Microsoft Safety Scanner
    Norton Security Scan
    Panda Activescan
    SUPERAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan
    Trend Micro Online Virus Scan
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