How do Rogue AVs Disable AV Programs?

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  1. jjc225

    jjc225 Registered Member

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    I guess what I want to know is, is there a list of AVs that are immune to rogue AV attacks, that is, that cannot be disabled by them? Don't most AVs these days have self-protection to guard against this? Yet some of the best AVs I've used over the years still occasional succumb to such attacks.

    It appears that it would be a good idea to have a bootable disk or flash drive to use in case of such events. I'm just curious as to how these programs work. How do they get around even self-protection programs?
     
  2. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    Any program can be disabled by a rogue antivirus, any code can do anything on any computer if not known or blocked as malicious, inb4 thread closed because people saying their antivirus is immune.
     
  3. Nemesis6

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    Many, if not most anti-virus solutions have "self-defence" measures, though; trying to shut down Kaspersky via the task manager will not work for example. But I guess it makes sense that once allowed to run unrestricted, malware's bound to have some way to sabotage whatever it wants.
     
  4. anon

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    In order to work a Rogue AV, it has to be installed by the user.

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    http://www.virusbtn.com/resources/glossary/rogue_antimalware.xml
    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/R/rogue_antivirus_software.html
    http://its.eiu.edu/security/rogueav.php
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    The Rogue Gallery
    http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/rogues/latest
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rogue_security_software
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/rogue-programs
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    Avast Self-Defense Module
    http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/Avast-Home-Edition_30.png?1387297929
    http://techdows.com/2012/07/avast-self-defense-module.html

    Avira Product Protection
    http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/AntiVir-Personal-Edition_20.png?1386850916
    etc for the rest AV's.
     
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