Is WSA immune to the Norton troubles ?

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by sturgess, Jul 22, 2012.

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  1. sturgess

    sturgess Registered Member

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    The Norton Forum is still a disaster zone, many asking for help. I posted my disbelief that the help is a single volunteer, but a reply from that self same guy points out that the malware causing the trouble has all security firms not just Norton in a fix ? My question is would WSA have stopped or fixed the problem, or are you in fact fighting a similar but less visible battle than Norton ?
     
  2. Taliscicero

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    I have, no idea what your talking about and i would be one who usually knows. o_O
     
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    One of the neatest things about WSA is that once it has been observed in the cloud,it can revert every single change a piece of malware makes on your system(as the cloud knows this and you are connected to it) should you be infected.Rootkits,bootkits,etc are pretty tricky unfortunately as to their removal as some products will cripple your system removing them.Not so with WSA.I can count on less than one hand Zeroaccess infections i have heard about infecting WSA users,and i know in each of those few cases the system was reverted back to it's pristine preinfection state.Joe and his team have really outdone themselves.While it may not have the highest detection rate,what WSA can do with malware once it has infected your system,more importantly,is what sets it apart from just about everything else out there.The cloud is definitely a beautiful thing.WSA has definitely made me a believer in the potential of the cloud:D
     
  4. sturgess

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    Hi CubonesCastle,
    First go to the Norton Forums and observe the chaos going on there. *
     
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    Hi superssjdan, very informative and interesting reply, many thanks :)
     
  6. m0unds

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    it's significantly easier to just ask "will it protect me from x y z threat" than telling people to visit another forum, guess which board you're looking at and which specific microcosm of chaos (zeroaccess, random chinese music[-http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Voices-Coming-From-Computer/td-p/762704-], patchep, trojan.gen, NIS Firewall crashes...etc, etc) you're referencing :rolleyes:
     
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    mOunds "it's significantly easier to just ask "will it protect me from x y z threat" than telling people to visit another forum"
    No it isn't, had it been I would have.
     
  8. RJK3

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    I think it would have been.

    Out of curiosity I went to the Norton Forums, of which there are quite a number of subforums. Nothing jumped out at me as "The Norton Troubles" within the first 90 seconds, in which case it's way too much effort on my part.

    From this I could infer that it would be too much effort on the part of someone who might know that answer - had the question been adequately posed for them.
     
  9. Taliscicero

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    Being fair, when someone opens a thread saying "Norton troubles" and talking about "chaos" at their forum, I am expecting a huge FP that destroys windows or something. Not just a simple Trojan/Virus or whatever it is, and being the former it would attract my attention. ;)

    I did actually have a radio station playing through my speakers about 6 years back, was never a virus and can happen. If it is a virus/patcher or whatever, then it seems like baby stuff that could be fixed with Kaspersky TDSS / Malwarebytes & a bootable recovery CD.
     
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    I just looked there and see what you mean. WSA has always been quick to react in my experience. I'm more concerned with the cause of these Trojan Zero Access (memory lapse if that was the wrong description) issues. Looks like someone yelled "fire" in a theater. Interesting to follow.
     
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  11. m0unds

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    really? wow, okay. i guess it must be a significantly more complex, vague, ambiguous question than i initially thought. :rolleyes:

    exactly.

    it's silly to start a thread and pose a ridiculously vague question about "norton troubles" without elaborating. the handful of things i used as examples point out precisely why it's silly. seeing as this part of wilders is a support forum for WRSA and Prevx, it'd also be very helpful to actually provide a question to be answered to begin with.


    the chinese music thing was just too funny/awesome not to link to :)
     
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