Hit by a virus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ashishtx, Dec 12, 2006.

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  1. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

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    I would like to know, have anyone's pc got infected by a virus and antivirus A or B actually protected it?
     
  2. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

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    Yes.

    Blue
     
  3. dan_maran

    dan_maran Registered Member

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    Yes, on the kids PC a Trojan/Downloader got by AntiVir.


    Kaspersky from a WinPE environment got the main files that were skirted into the system, and then Dr.Web found hidden remnants of the installer, a .bin.
     
  4. tobacco

    tobacco Frequent Poster

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    Your question is a little confusing. If infection occured, then the Antivirus didn't protect it.
     
  5. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    yes, i have had netsky and it was deleted successfully without any damage to my machine, back in the days when i used to use p2p.
     
  6. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

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    I meant, did the antivirus catch the virus on the fly or caught it with on demand scan.
     
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  7. lodore

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    i got two or three trojan downloaders in the first year of f-secure caught in realtime.
    lodore
     
  8. larryb52

    larryb52 Registered Member

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    yes, Nod32 caught a trojan on that black friday while I was surfing...
     
  9. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Yes, back in the days i would open anything and everything without a care in the world and my av saved my behind time and time again.
     
  10. marcromero

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    F-Prot Antivirus has stopped (3) different viruses, in the past seven years.
     
  11. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

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    Never, maybe I am lucky :D (or maybe the viruses are scared of me)

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  12. Tommy

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    I get about one time a week a virus, etc. by e-mail. :(
    NOD32 has stopped them all till now. One time BoClean had to prevent an infection.
     
  13. waters

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    2 TIMES,Once with avg another with nod,althiugh dont use panda now ,at the time tried it and it alerted me,and checked with others.
     
  14. Firecat

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    eScan and NOD32 have caught lots of trojan downloaders in real-time. Trend Micro caught VBS_Redlof.A in an On-Demand scan (before I used NOD32 or eScan) and couldn't disinfect it successfully.

    Dr.Web and BitDefender too have caught a few in real-time.
     
  15. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

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    I found that most of the post saying about trojans rather than viruses. Are trojans outnumbering viruses in this internet age?
     
  16. RejZoR

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    Have they? Yes, long time ago. Trojans and worms are prevelant type of malware, while viruses (file infectors) are in minority.
     
  17. Firefighter

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    To catch infected mails every week is a wrong solution, look at a better email agent, which prevents infected mails even pass through to your mailbox. I have never got an infected mail when I'm using a free "suomi24.fi" email agent.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  18. dah145

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    Of course, see it like this virus= screw up a pc, what do the creators get: NOTHING, while Trojans=Control of the victim´s PC, what do creators get: victim´s personal info (CC accounts, Paypal, etc...), can do an attack from the controlled computer, and a lot of other stuff... (installing keyloggers, backdoors,...)
     
  19. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I've never seen a virus.
    Mrk
     
  20. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    yes ;)
    Trojans, backdoors, worms and keyloggers are the prevalent threats. Most of them are blended with rootkits.
     
  21. rdsu

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    Yes...
     
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