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Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Rico, Jul 17, 2010.

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Does anybody know of "Norton Internet Security" becoming disabled due to malware?

    Thanks
    Rico
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    I guess it is possible, not that I know any particular malware that does it. What happens that makes you think malware is disabling it?
     
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    @Rico

    Lucky you, saved you a job :D Only kidding, hope you find the solution :thumb:
     
  4. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I see many different anti-malware programs crippled by malware. McAfee AVG etc. So who withstands the attack longer or more different type attack should provide a measure of worth. I believe the flaw which makes all scanners vulnerable, or have the potential to be shutdown by malware, is they are always one step behind the bad guys. I guess the argument will be, was it up-to-date, if not that's why it got shutdown. I believe cloud computing & cloud security, will become more prevalent, as security would be always uptodate (provided presence of internet connection); as clouds become more prevalent look for a shift in malwares target. Right now I believe the best approach is virtual SD & it's ilk. The more popular (mainstream defense) virtual becomes, more malware will target virtual. I use SAS portable as my first attack on malware, what's really cool is malware can't know the name of the executable starting SAS portable, hence allowing SAS to launch & do it's thing. Should a SBS (subscription based scanner) have the ability to rename itself, with each boot, it would probably not be crippled. I hate getting a PC which already has free MBAM, SAS & some AV crippled by, say a Rogue AV. Typically some Rogue AV's, can & do target FW's, System Restore, Safe Mode, plus anti-malware programs. Is there a way to harden, some of those, specially safe mode.o_O it's my belief that NIS 2010 would not fair & better than it's competitors, at surviving an attack. Enough! It's the story of good & evil, this time with one's & zero's.

    Rico
     
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