Is it safe ?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by CloneRanger, Jun 29, 2010.

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Saw a post on here about Malware Defender and tried to go to http://www.360.cn

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    Same deal on -http://dl.360safe.com/md_setup_en.exe- and i presume all www.360.cn sites ?

    Bit of a discrepancy between these 2 :D

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    I know by members posting that MD from www.360.cn is fine, so that's not the issue.

    If joe public used the Norton tool on an infected www an got a similar result, they could have installed a nasty etc thinking it was safe, and potentially boom, if their AV etc didn't detect it :(

    So even though they had been cautious, which is more than some are, relying on such services isn't always enough to prevent disaster.
     
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  2. wat0114

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    You seem to be on the right track but maybe the specific one you want is here?:

    http://labs.360.cn/malwaredefender/index.html

    This link is provided in the Torchsoft\Download page (scroll to the bottom)

    Maybe Prevx flags the Chinese font as potentially dangerous?? Just a thought.

    EDIT: It looks to be perfectly safe. I installed the download into my XP vm (Virtualbox) and see no problems :)
     

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  3. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    @wat0114

    Hi, thanks for testing, i'm sure that will reassure people if they had any doubts :thumb:

    The point i was "trying" to get across though was, for people out there who do actually make an effort to be safer by using those www tools, they can't always be relied on. Anyone taking clean results from an infected www would be led into a false sense of security, which could lead them into trouble :(

    Maybe i didn't explain it enough ?
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    All green with LinkExtend (excl. 2 unknowns)
    SiteAdvisor status seems different than yours.
     
  5. CloneRanger

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    @J_L

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    Yes wierd, and my previous screenie was from earlier on today ! The latest one still shows RED alerts, but not as many :D

    Not sure how they establish their ratings, but not very reliable by the looks of things :(
     
  6. CiX

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    Weird, This (Qihoo 360) is one of the most popular AV company in China :doubt: .
     
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