What is the best protection against trojans? Avast and Antivir PE failed.

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  1. LIVEFRMNYC

    LIVEFRMNYC Blah Blah Blah!!!

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    What kind of Virus are you talking about (referring to the one you linked)? Is this an active virus? Super Secret Virus?(LOL)

    Seems like your running scare tatics when most likely non of us will run into this Virus, and if Avast can detect it like you said .....Trust me........It will NOT download or let it on the drive unless "Ignore" is pressed. You choose to purposely put it on your PC.
     
  2. Phil

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    a combination of backboors, trojans and virusses.
    I think you misunderstood me. Avast, and all the others, did notice it. They say "Alert! Virsus found!" "What do you want to do?"

    I choose "Delete" or other times "Put in virus vault". Within 1 minute the virus disabled the virusscanner. So even though they did notice it, they were unable to do anything about it.

    It depends. If someone ever downloads .exe files from non trusted websites it is not unlikely to run in to this virus. I know I did.

    It may seem that way. I am just a guy who thought he was safe. I was always lauging at these apple fanboys. I used to say "Man if you run good protection you never get a virus". Now I will have to change my behaviour.
     
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    Have you tried running a boot-time scan with avast to see if it picks it up that way?
     
  4. Phil

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    No i did not. How do you run a boottime scan with Avast?
     
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    Sub-D Notebook Evangelist

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    Maybe that is the root of why so many AV programs are failing. Your hitting them with so many different things that they can't possibly pick up all of the programs. Any chance this might be why?
     
  6. Phil

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    I think that is part of the problem yes.

    Still I am susprised by the ease this little .exe file disables every single scanner I tested.

    Update: I think i found a solution, i will update here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=170458
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC

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    That doesn't explain much. Names?


    I play with a lot of Viruses under Virtual Machines and it's still pretty hard for them to act out with all of the security placed.
     
  8. Phil

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    I've seen too many names too remember. One name I remember is Virut.

    If you have Avira + run it in user account you're safe to check it out. You can trust me.... i think :D
     
  9. notyou

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    What about Nod32? From what I've read, it detects virtually all known viruses and a large amount of unknowns. Free trial available, just google nod32.
     
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    Nod32 did not get it.

    Neither did:
    Antivir Personal Edition
    Avast Home Edition
    Spybot Search & Destroy
    Trend Micro Housecall Online
    McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007
    Norton Internet Security
    AVG Free
    Spyware terminator
    Spybot Search & Destroy

    What finally did effectively stopped my system from getting infected was working from a limited user account in XP (in combination with Antivir PE)

    If you want to read details:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=170458
     
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