Help please installed DSA and;

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by cet, May 21, 2007.

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    I have just installed Dynamic security agent and according to spybot's startup list dsa.exe is malware.Also there is another startup item installed with DSA ,which is blank.Is there an explanationo_O?
     
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I also installed DSA, no icon anywhere, not in the menu "All Programs".
    I did a reboot and what was invisible is now removed. :D
    I don't need such softwares on my computer.
     
  3. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    @cet- where did you download DSA from? The *offical site* is HERE.

    I use DSA...

    *The only 2 DSA processes listed by Autoruns as "startup" are dsa.exe, & pfsvc.exe

    *The only DSA process listed as "running" by Process Explorer is dsa.exe

    *The only DSA files are those in the screenshot below.

    I hope this helps. If not, please send a support ticket to DSA support at THIS link. They are VERY respnsive.
     

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  4. nicM

    nicM nico-nico

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    In fact, some components of DSA are running hidden, as its dll for example (pfproc.dll in System32, and it's driver, don't remember its filename), it is made on a purpose, to prevent remote-shutdown by malwares. (Same way, it's process is sometimes seen as hidden by rootkit detectors).

    In fact it works, the 1st rootkit I talked about in the PG thread wasn't able to unhook all DSA's own NTfunctions hooks, thanks to that protection :) .
     
  5. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    LS,

    Antivir also used to flag pfproc.dll. The latest release of Antivir seems to know it is security software.

    Regards K
     
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