BOClean message 11/26/2003

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by FanJ, Nov 26, 2003.

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    In addition to the update posting from today:

    Quotes from the update notification from Kevin:

    Apologies to all for yet another update - the world of malware has
    literally EXPLODED since Microsoft's last "update" and new holes in
    Internet Explorer where people STILL allow "active scripting" to be turned
    on - trojans are being detected in copious quantities as well on so MANY of
    our customer's machines. Worst we've ever seen. Thus another update as it's
    once again "zero hour" for yet more spammer takeover tools, exploitation
    ad-ware and rootkits. Folks who are unprotected are getting hammered.

    Even our OWN customers are seeing BOClean getting busy as soon as they hit
    a site and files start coming in, while their file scanners sit there fat,
    dumb and happy. Never seen anything LIKE this in all the years we've been
    doing this. The "spyware" people have started hiring the former "backdoor"
    people and have begun using the same techniques as actual trojans. And
    unlike the normal situations where an AV catches it coming in as a file,
    more people have been reporting BOClean activity than ever before, and
    while BOClean has dealt with it, want to know more about what happened.

    With questions. Unfortunately, owing to the workload, we can choose to
    find and deal with the nasties, do email, or write reports and "newspeak"
    ... our highest priority has to be finding and dealing with, THEN email,
    and there's just no time for "book reports." For anyone who's sent email,
    please bear with us - we're QUITE overloaded this week. We're doing all we
    can to keep up with the email, but defeating the nasties has most of us
    away from our workstations of late just trying to keep up. :(

    Eight new nasties today for a total of 2552 UNIQUE trojans (14,753
    trojans, rootkits, adware, spyware, keyloggers and other malware in total,
    including all variants) covered in today's update for BOClean 4.11. Come
    and get it at:
  2. root

    root Registered Member

    Feb 19, 2002
    Missouri, USA
    Hmmm...... Very interesting.
  3. nameless

    nameless Registered Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    When Kevin says "while their file scanners sit there fat, dumb and happy", methinks he is addressing any AT software that doesn't have effective real-time protection. In other words, some of the very ones that the "experts" tout as "the best available".

    Maybe those scanners should just have dialogs that say "Hey, your private information went out the pipe earlier today. Or was it yesterday? Oh well, shall I delete some files for you?"
  4. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    Actually, I don't think that's what Kevin meant. Let's take a look at the statement he made, with some added emphasis...

    Kevin has always described BOClean as an extra protection sitting resident in memory, watching memory for anything that gets by "the system's file scanner". He always describes that file scanner as the resident anti-virus product that BOClean supplements. So he's not specifically talking about other AT products in that statement but rather any file scanner based protection product.
  5. nameless

    nameless Registered Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    That may be the correct interpretation in this case, but I've read enough of Kevin's opinions to believe it could apply as I initially interpreted. Of course, he'd never post that sort of opinion here, in "Edit Land".
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