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Old 28th October 2015, 02:49 AM
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Re: overGrive is NOT Malware

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Hi, I am the creator of overGrive. We are a South African site yes - and our servers are hosted in Germany.

We are also the creators of Grive Tools that was dependant on Grive. When Google changed their API and Grive stopped working, we decided to rewrite the whole Google Drive solution from scratch using only the Google Drive Api v.2.

We do not produce Malware, and do not have access to user files as speculated. A simple packet sniffer or firewall will show there is no traffic accept to your Google Drive. All of this is done securely via the Google Api.

Every single action that overGrive takes is logged. You can view the log in your home folder .overgrive.log

overGrive is currently syncing millions of files per month for thousands of happy users.

If anybody has a question regarding overGrive please contact us at info@thefanclub.co.za

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Old 10th November 2015, 07:56 PM
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Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware program

From one of my research feeds:

The creators of the Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware program made errors when implementing encryption algorithms. Article and links to decryption method from Bitdefender.
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Old 10th November 2015, 08:20 PM
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Re: Suspect overGrive is Malware

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Old 18th November 2015, 06:30 AM
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Re: Suspect overGrive is Malware

Note that gdrive support is built in to gnome 3.18. Might give it a go and report back
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Old 10th February 2016, 07:19 PM
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Re: Suspect overGrive is Malware

It may or may not be malware, but if it isn't, it seems to cause some wierd crap. Installed it last night before seeing this, tried to run the gui, but the gui wouldn't show on screen. I forgot about it for a while, and went to do other stuff away from my laptop. Came back later and Google Chrome with about 20 tabs appears to have been removed from my system. Not just crashed or shut down, its no longer available from the menu. So I download and install it again, open it up, but have to open the tabs I use again.

Afterwards I try use overgrive again, but it doesn't work again. I do some google searching, find this page, remove the package, and bang there's my original Google Chrome window again with all the tabs I had previously open.

Passwords have been changed and lessons have been learnt. I'll stick with the web client instead.
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Old 10th February 2016, 07:59 PM
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Re: Suspect overGrive is Malware

I don't think removing the package is enough. I did a clean install of the OS and I renamed my home directory and then created a clean home directory. I think this thing leaves parts of itself behind even after you remove it.
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Old 12th June 2016, 02:03 PM
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Re: Major Problems After Installing overGrive

After lengthy email discussions with Christian, the developer of overGrive, I have altered the title to remove the term "malware" as the problems do not seem to fit the normal definition. Christian states that he has addressed the claim and does not feel it's worthwhile to follow up with more posts.
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Old 12th June 2017, 08:54 PM
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I purchased OverGrive over a year ago and for a while, was pleased. After an Ubuntu update, it stopped working, so I emailed support. After a few emails, it was again working, but last week, after another Ubuntu update, it again stopped working.

I emailed support, waited a couple days, and received no answer.

I emailed a second time, waited again, no answer.

Three emails, days since, no response.

Today I received this:

Subject: Re: overGrive again not working
From: Christiaan Diedericks <webmaster@thefanclub.co.za>
Date: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 1:59 pm

Wow - try and get Google or Apple to respond to emails


Yep, I agree with Christian. They're no Google or Apple.

Don't waste your time or money.
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Old 12th June 2017, 09:19 PM
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Re: Major Problems After Installing overGrive

grive2 is in the Fedora 25 repos, there is no reason to use overGrive anymore.
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Old 26th June 2017, 01:46 AM
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Re: Major Problems After Installing overGrive

I use two way authentication, to stay safe even if my password is hacked.

Maybe that can help you in the future.

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I purchased OverGrive over a year ago and for a while, was pleased. After an Ubuntu update, it stopped working, so I emailed support. After a few emails, it was again working, but last week, after another Ubuntu update, it again stopped working.

I emailed support, waited a couple days, and received no answer.

I emailed a second time, waited again, no answer.

Three emails, days since, no response.

Today I received this:

Subject: Re: overGrive again not working
From: Christiaan Diedericks <webmaster@thefanclub.co.za>
Date: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 1:59 pm

Wow - try and get Google or Apple to respond to emails


Yep, I agree with Christian. They're no Google or Apple.

Don't waste your time or money.
Since google showedd their real face breaking the 6P phone and don't care about it, even let it come to a law suit, I have no respect for google anymore, nor will I ever buy an expensive phone ever again.

Now Ubuntu phone would be welcomed.
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Old 27th June 2017, 10:08 PM
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Re: Major Problems After Installing overGrive

ubuntu have abandoned the phone platform so that won't be happening.

Google are entitled to make a device end of life in that time frame since release regardless of how much it cost to buy. making a device end of life doesn't break it.

all phone manufacturers do the same, it doesn't make sense for them to support the devices indefinitely. If you have a 6P that still works, come september 2017 you could change the OS to lineageOS or another opensource ROM. I use LineageOS with my 2013 Moto G, also end of life since two years ago as far as Motorola are concerned. Instead of being stuck with Lollipop, It runs the latest Android Nougat 7.1.2 with monthly security patches as a result with no problems at all. Before that I used CyanogenMod for the same reason.
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Re: Major Problems After Installing overGrive

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ubuntu have abandoned the phone platform so that won't be happening.

Google are entitled to make a device end of life in that time frame since release regardless of how much it cost to buy. making a device end of life doesn't break it.

all phone manufacturers do the same, it doesn't make sense for them to support the devices indefinitely. If you have a 6P that still works, come september 2017 you could change the OS to lineageOS or another opensource ROM. I use LineageOS with my 2013 Moto G, also end of life since two years ago as far as Motorola are concerned. Instead of being stuck with Lollipop, It runs the latest Android Nougat 7.1.2 with monthly security patches as a result with no problems at all. Before that I used CyanogenMod for the same reason.
Well, I bought for my wife one of those more expensive Nexus 6p and shortly later the law suit started, for breaking peoples phone into a boot loop.

After that I didn't buy an expensive phone anymore for myself and went for a cheap Chinese phone for USD80 and that does a fine job.

from Google, i expected far more than just the same behaviour like Micro$oft. My trust on Google is gone for life time, they are not better than all the other money and spy companies.

However, that subject is closed for me for life time ;-)
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