HELP PLZ.. URGENT

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by fatpizzaman, Jul 10, 2002.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. fatpizzaman

    fatpizzaman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Posts:
    52
    hey thing is, when I had pc-cillin 2002, i found no virii/trojans on my computer with well over 100,000 files.

    However, after using F-secure I found 3 virii/trojan one which was a trojan, and the other two were IRC based flooding trojans or something.

    BUT the problem is, that I could not disinfect these 3 virii/trojan, but I could only delete them. So, i deleted them and then ran another like 4 different virus scanners including NAV2002/NOD32/KAV and F-Secure again, and found no viruses. Does this show that F-Secure is not strong enough in disinfection?

    Were the virii/trojans supposed to be disinfected, or is it typical for a virus scanner to not be able to disinfect detected virii/trojan?
     
  2. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2002
    Posts:
    2,140
    Location:
    New York
    You must understand that there is a large number of the virii or trojans impossible to disinfect. Deleting or Quarantining usually is the only option!


    Technodrome
     
  3. fatpizzaman

    fatpizzaman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Posts:
    52
    But wouldnt the virus/trojan infect like system files as well? Does this mean that I will have to judge whether it is safe to delete system files or not?
     
  4. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Posts:
    12,472
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    It depends on the specific infection; could you be more specific about the ones detected?

    The quarantine-option can/should be used to sandbox the file, and sending it to the software vendor for examination in case of doubt. It's recommended not to delete system files at the spot.

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. fatpizzaman

    fatpizzaman Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Posts:
    52
    It just occured to me that there seems to be no quarantine function for F-Secure anti-virus!
     
  6. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    On a side-note:
    You deleted it and then ran NAV2002/NOD32/KAV and F-secure again, and nothing was found.
    Well, you deleted it so after that there was not much to be found as it looks like....
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Rico
    Replies:
    22
    Views:
    1,905
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.