Missing a Virus....

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by 5326_Franklin, Jul 3, 2011.

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  1. 5326_Franklin

    5326_Franklin Registered Member

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    I was running "Malware Byte" (Free Program) and it caught a Virus that got through my Nod 32 Antivirus Program. Question, how could this have happened? And why did I "PAY" for Nod 32 when it did not do its job??

    Thank You
     
  2. Marcos

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    Ok, so once more - does anybody know a security solution that protects against every single threat with no or very few false positives? Another thing is - was the file detected by the mentioned program a real and fully functional threat?
     
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    Hello and welcome to Wilders.

    The answer to this kind of question is that NO product detects 100% of the malware that's out there.
    Even if they got names like Norton, Kaspersky, Avast etc.. no not even Malwarebytes unfortunately ;).

    And that's why it's always recommended to have a second opinion scanner like Malwarebytes that you already have, wich might detect threats that your real-time protection may miss. And that is what happened in your case I belive.

    But of course, it could also be a False-positive detection by Malwarebytes.
    So it would be good if you could give us more info about the detected threat?
     
  5. NoobStick

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    Hey 5326_Franklin

    I can understand your point of view, and in the in the past I had probably posted the same argument. No Antivirus solutions can guarantee you one 100 procent protection. You can consider an antivirus solution as a insurance, it may not, as we know, necessary cover you 100 procent of the time. Why Eset is a good Av in my opinion, is that the have displayed a very stabel detection rate over a long time. It is always wise to have an extra layer of protection besides you AV.

    Best Regards and take care :D

    NoobStick
     
  6. SweX

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    I was about to post the same reaction, but it feels better if it comes from someone official :D
     
  7. Dark Shadow

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    1.How do you no its not false positive by mbam.
    2.Eset detects more then missed.
    3.Eset detects where others missed.
    4.IF you believe a AV detects 100 percent then.:eek:
    5.summit samples to eset please.
     
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