A-Squared Anti Mallware.

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  1. ultragunnerdcl

    ultragunnerdcl Registered Member

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    Im using A-Squared Anti-Mallware with Kaspersky & it works great. Anyone using A-Squared here. It has intrusion detection system which stops the unknown threats, detects hidden process & detects rootkits & destroy trojans:D
     
  2. innerpeace

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    Hi, I've been using A2 for awhile and I like it. It used to be plagued with false-positives, but I haven't seen any lately. For the past couple weeks I have even had it set in paranoid mode. Another plus is that they are also adding a lot of definitions daily.

    Although the memory usage has dropped from the last version, it needs to be improved. I don't really think I need it with my setup and habits, but I use it anyways. I haven't been infected with malware so I can't tell you if it works or not. And lastly, it has also proven very stable on my machine.

    Cheers,
    innerpeace
     
  3. grizz

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    hi
    i just tried as free v3 and did a scan
    this is what it found in my swat 4 dir
    C:\Program Files\Sierra\SWAT 4\AustereVillageTSS\CFDA Dedicated.exe detected: Trojan.Win32.AddUser.o
    C:\Program Files\Sierra\SWAT 4\AustereVillageTSS\CFDA.exe
    detected: Trojan.Win32.AddUser.o
    C:\Program Files\Sierra\SWAT 4\SSFModv3.1\SSF Mod v3.1.exe
    detected: Trojan.Win32.Agent.ho

    eset didn't find anything at all do i have anything to worry about
    or is it just a fp
    thanks
    Phil
     
  4. LoneWolf

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    Try uploading and scan with Virus Total to get 30 or so second opinion's
     
  5. grizz

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    hi
    thanks this is what i got from the cfda.exe
    File CFDA.exe received on 11.23.2007 02:46:37 (CET)
    Current status:finished

    Result: 4/32 (12.5%)

    AhnLab-V3 - - -
    AntiVir - - -
    Authentium - - -
    Avast - - -
    AVG - - -
    BitDefender - - -
    CAT-QuickHeal - - -
    ClamAV - - -
    DrWeb - - -
    eSafe - - -
    eTrust-Vet - - -
    Ewido - - -
    FileAdvisor - - -
    Fortinet - - -
    F-Prot - - -
    F-Secure - - -
    Ikarus - - Trojan.Win32.AddUser.o
    Kaspersky - - -
    McAfee - - -
    Microsoft - - -
    NOD32v2 - - -
    Norman - - -
    Panda - - Suspicious file
    Prevx1 - - -
    Rising - - Trojan.Win32.PePatch.ca
    Sophos - - -
    Sunbelt - - -
    Symantec - - -
    TheHacker - - -
    VBA32 - - Trojan.MulDrop.8488
    VirusBuster - - -
    Webwasher-Gateway - - -
     
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    Submit the files to ESET

    Found this, might help.
    http://vgrep.viruspool.net/virus.cms?&id=2130212
    http://vgrep.viruspool.net/virus.cms?&id=239319
     
  8. ultragunnerdcl

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    Is it just me or nod32 is not as good as it was before, Kaspersky & A-Squared also DETECTED 25 trojans that nod32 missed. I cant believe that nod32 just sit there & did nothing even real time at max settings!!!!!! What a stupid & lousy antivirus!!!!. I think I wont renew my license for it next time.:mad: Personally I am unhappy with Nod32. It used to be my favorite before buying kaspersky & A squared. Personally I found out that nod32 signature detection sucks one of the poorest of all antivirus, it has very few virus records in its signature database, it relies too much on heuretics which I think Kaspersky & Avira has now beaten nod32 in heuretic detection. Kaspersky & Avira siganture detection is far superior than that lousy nod32 signature database which finally shows that it totally sucks!!!
    I think I am begining to see the fall of nod32 from the top!!!!!!!!:p It is now OUTCLASED even by A-Squaredo_O?
    Now that SUCKS!!!! I begining to see the truth about Nod32, It is the most overrated & most hyped antivirus in the world. Maybe all about nod32 is just a lot of BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  9. Pfipps

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    GAAAHHHHH!!!!!! MALLware!!!!! SMASH SMASH!:D
     
  10. AshG

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    Just because you have had a bad experience doesn't mean everyone else has or will. Lay off the bold type, and stay away from the course language and on topic.
     
  11. ErikAlbert

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    So, when A-Squared Anti-Malware and KAV say both "Congrats, No threats found.", you believe that your computer is malware-free ?
     
  12. ultragunnerdcl

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    There is no presently no security solution that guarantee 100%. I also scanned my computer with Avira Trial, It found nothing. I believe some independent tests are actually reponsible for this MYTH & HYPE ABOUT NOD32 which contradicts NOD32 real world performance.!!![:thumbd::thumbd:THEY SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & I would never trust them again :mad:

    I also scanned computer with a super command line scanners of 4 av_(Sophos, Trend Micro, McaFee & Kaspersky) called multi-av), all found nothing after scanning with AVIRA ,Kaspersky & A-Squared. NOD32 SUCKS, a message to them, they lose this customer!!!! & my opinion of nod32 will now never change meaning it will always be very low no matter what people say!!!!!!!!:thumbd: o_O The so called great nod32 beaten by the new comer " A-SQUARED"o_O? Now what thats what I call ]"INFERIOR antivirus" Someone explain the ]THE EXTREME FAILURE OF DETECTION OF 25 TROJANS OF NOD32 TO ME THEN":mad: :thumbd: Its what I found out about NOD32 proves it to be WEAK= very FEW virus records in its signature database & Heuretics now outclassed by the competition.!!! Frankly Nod32 only edge now is only in scanning speed & that is all there is to it!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  13. BlueZannetti

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    Well, it could be anything from:
    • NOD32 and a couple of other products missed genuine samples
    • The samples are corrupted and therefore detection is highly variable and influenced by the specifics of the corruption
    • Some products are having a bit of a false positive issue
    • Detection is not on the sample itself, but on how it is packed
    • You have not appropriately configured all the products
    • They are grey zone calls which some products will flag while others will not.
    • A host of other specific causes
    In other words, detection or lack thereof on a sample set comprised of 25 samples of indeterminant and uncontrolled origin (i.e. are they 25 independent samples of 25 variants of the same piece) says very little of any of the products mentioned above.

    Finally, civil discourse is the preferred mode of communication here.

    Blue
     
  14. ultragunnerdcl

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    By the way, I used VirusTotal (20 Scanners) on some of the samples detected by kaspersky & A-Squared & A lot of antivirus says samples are trojans!!! It like someone saying the world is flat & the rest of the world is saying it is round!!:D Who are you going to believe a lot of antivirus scanners or a blind scanner who says it is not a trojan.o_Oo_Oo_O

    Anyway, You also have a point, I will now layoff the language because I already proven my point.
     
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  15. BlueZannetti

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    and you clearly have not taken the time to understand each point that I wrote.

    Blue
     
  16. ultragunnerdcl

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    are you saying a lot of antivirus scanners are lying about the samples while one blindfolded scanner says the trutho_O o_O o_O o_O This case is like democracy, Majority wins, One minority saying something & the majority says the opposite.
     
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  17. BlueZannetti

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    Look at the first item in the list that I replied with. I'll repeat it here for clarity:
    Perhaps it's time to relax, take the time to read everything that's written, and not immediately jump to conclusions. I don't recall stating that any one product is either lying or has a monopoly on the truth.

    Blue
     
  18. ultragunnerdcl

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    Very well I will relax, But like I said Nod32 loses this customer forever!!!!!!!


    Totally dissatisfied with nod32
     
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  19. ErikAlbert

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    Unless you replace your system partition (Windows + Applications) with a clean system partition during reboot, like I do in less than 2 minuts.
    I don't remove malware, I remove any change = known malware + undiscovered malware + malware, that isn't born yet. :)
     
  20. ultragunnerdcl

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    Totally Agree on you on that.:D But I thought formating can also destroy mallware. Does it really??
     
  21. ErikAlbert

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    My first defense is a boot-to-restore, which works all the time.

    In worst case scenarios, like a Killdisk Trojan attack, I zero my system partition harddisk[C:] and restore a clean image, but that didn't happen yet. Besides Anti-Executable is supposed to stop the Killdisk Trojan.
    The main thing is that I have a cure for everything, except hardware viruses, those are more ghost stories than reality, a few are real but I never met them.
     
  22. ultragunnerdcl

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    A boot to restore tool something like DEEP FREEZE you mean that puts mallware into the bermuda triangleo_O:D
     
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    I would be interested to see a list of the 25 supposed trojan files. Otherwise, visceral eruptions have no credence.
     
  24. ultragunnerdcl

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    If you want proof here to those who are being taken for a ride by ESET. :thumbd:
    I used to believe that nod32 was great but man was I wrong!!!!

    This is how I found out why I had a nest of trojans that ""you know who missed".
    Try this online scanners on your computers . Use Internet Explorer for best results.

    Kaspersky Online Scanner

    BitDefender Online Scanner
     
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  25. BlueZannetti

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    I for one would like to see your "proof". All I've seen thus far are a series of unhinged and unsupported rants.

    Blue
     
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