Ad-Aware SE / NOD32 issue

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by webyourbusiness, Jan 22, 2005.

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  1. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

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    I've just got back a staff machine and before re-issuing it, I thought I'd simply run some spyware removal tools, deep scan with NOD32 etc,...

    So running a FULL scan using ad-aware SE and it starts finding issues - mainly cookies I suspect, but then it finds a number of dormant ISTbar variants, and begins doing "something" with them (it's still scanning at this point) - AMON springs into action proclaiming that there are ISTBar trojans - offering my the option to delete, quarantine, rename etc... being scumware, I just want to delete the file - NOD32 won't allow me to... there are all sorts of errors relating to new file creation and like... end result, I can't delete the file...

    any ideas how to remove these WHILE Ad-aware is still running?

    Or...

    do I simply ignore these until ad-aware completes, then run a deep NOD32 scan to remove the baddies?

    cheers...

    Greg Hewitt-Long
     
  2. DanL

    DanL Registered Member

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    I had a similar problem when running Trojan Hunter.
    Best to disable NOD32 while running a scan with TH.
    You might try this with Ad-Aware.

    Dan
     
  3. sir_carew

    sir_carew Registered Member

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    That's normal. It happend because when Ad-Aware analyze your files, AMON do the same. Every file that scan ad-aware is scanned before by AMON so if AMON detect something it will alert you and block that file. Anyway, IstBar is a family of adware, NOD32 detect many of them. But is true that when you scan your disk using others AV/AT/AS, disable AMON, but don't forgive to reenable AMON after the analyze of your disk. A scanning of your disk periodically is also recommended.

     
  4. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

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    it's a bit of a pain to turn off amon - but I guess the ad-aware scan will be faster as a result - if only there was a safe way to have a list of "trusted" apps - although I feel such a system would be far too open to abuse by bad apps....

    oh well... manual turn off I guess it is...
     
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    ....you could add apps, executables or directories you trust to the exclusion list in AMON if you wanted- it doesn't take much to see which ones are scanned over and over while the system is idle - but you won't be alerted if something changes them. In theory anything harmful would still be caught before it could change them anyway....
     
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