KAV 4.5 and "WINHOST.EXE"

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  1. Trans

    Trans Registered Member

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    I still use KAV 4.5 as an on demand scanner at a PC used mainly for
    gaming from my son.
    I saw a process Winhost.exe in Task Manager and from safe mode
    after removing these (and some more) entries

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "Windows NetConfig"="WINHOST.EXE"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
    "Windows NetConfig"="WINHOST.EXE"

    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache]
    "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\winhost.exe"="winhost"

    I was able to delete three files in System32 directory which I,m sure
    there were some malware

    http://www.viruslist.com/en/find?words=winhost.exe

    My KAV (up to date - ext databases) scanned the file Winhost.exe
    and found it clean.
    Unfortunately I didn't keep the file to submit it.

    Do you think that my outdated version of KAV has something to do with this ?
     
  2. plantextract

    plantextract Registered Member

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    that's hard to say it could be a new variant of something. but again, your kav is outdated, you should consider installing a newer version.
     
  3. lodore

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    kav6.0 is light and can be used an and ondemand scanner only
    it should be a free upgrade
    lodore
     
  4. Trans

    Trans Registered Member

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    I tried two-three times newer KAV versions and NOD32
    and always come back to 4.5.
    Maybe it's time to try their latest:D versions or Antivir ....
     
  5. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i never understand why people would use older versions, if a free upgrade is available.
     
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    Is KAV 4.5 completely outdated? If it's updating with the extended database, I would imagine that it would be worth having as an on demand scanner for XP. Detections couldn't be that much different from v. 6.xx as far as viruses/malware are concerned.
     
  7. Trans

    Trans Registered Member

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    For some reason (different for everyone of them) they find older versions
    more convenient or user friendly or they just like them more than newer ones
    but...you're never sure everything is all right
     
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  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i can 'kinda' see what you are trying to say, but i feel the purpose of an AV is protection, and you will get it better from the newer versions.
     
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