Malware protection

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by pm1979, Mar 18, 2011.

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  1. pm1979

    pm1979 Registered Member

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    Im running the latest ESET Smart Security software.

    But yesterday I was infected with "Vista Total Security 2011" malware program.

    I'm just curious why Eset didnt pick it up. I did a scan and it still didnt pick it up. I managed to remove the malware manually by following some instructions from the internet.

    I also downloaded a spyware/malware scan program (Seems pretty legitimate). It scanned my computer and found about 9 threats and about a 100 suspected threats.

    Shouldnt ESET pick all this up?

    Any help would be much appreciated
     
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    Hi,I get something for you:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-internet-security-2011and refer to "Automated Removal Instructions for XP Anti-Virus 2011, Vista Total Security 2011, and Win 7 Home Security using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" to ensure your PC is free of this rogueware.
     
  4. sm1

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    I tried a link from MDL which redirected to a fake scanner page. It showed a popup that eset found suspicious activity in your computer. How did it know I was using Eseto_O? I was using chrome under sandboxie. I have Eset Smart Security installed. I don't know if it is okay to give the link here (In delinked form).
     
  5. yongsua

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    May I know what is the fake antivirus name?
     
  6. sm1

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    I don't know. The website popup said E-Set was detecting suspicious activity in your computer. The downloaded file had AVG icon. I didn't execute the setup file. Only the web page showed fake scan.
     
  7. yongsua

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    Hahaha,never mind.Try this to remove it:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-e-set-antivirus-2011 to ensure you are really free from this rogueware even you never execute the setup file.
     
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  8. sm1

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    I am pretty sure there is no infection as I have emptied sandboxie contents automatically after closing browser:) Thanks for the link anyway:)
     
  9. yongsua

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    You are welcome.Luckily you are using sandboxie.Hehe.:)
     
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