Drive-by-downloads

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Shockdude, Feb 23, 2010.

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  1. Shockdude

    Shockdude Registered Member

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    Hi there,

    As you know, there is a new kind of virus. It's called a "drive-by-download". You can already get a virus by visiting a malicious url. When going to one of these malicious sites, it downloads the virus to your computer, and automatically executes it.

    I have visited one of these malicious sites before, and it asks you to run a java applet. Well does NOD32 protect against this kind of threat? I am not completely sure as I got a virus before from visiting a malicious site (I didn't had ESET, but another antivirus).

    Cheers :D
     
  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    It does. However, it's like with any other malware - no security sw detects 100% of all threats. Even if the malicious JS itself is not detected, the file it downloads might be which means the malware itself would be blocked.
     
  3. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    "Drive-by-download" is not a virus, per se. As defined here
     
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