NIS2005/WhenU

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Oremina, Feb 22, 2005.

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  1. Oremina

    Oremina Registered Member

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    Having followed with great interest the sorry saga of Lavasoft AdAware on this and various other forums, I am wondering if NIS2005 can detect WhenU.

    Now, I know that BOClean and a² will stop it in its tracks. According to this SARC page:-

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/pf/adware.whenusearchbar.html

    WhenU is on the Norton database and accordingly should detect it.

    The only place I know where to look is ProgramFiles\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VirusDefs\Whatsnew.txt and I can't find it in there!

    Can anybody tell me:-

    a) definitively that NIS2005 will/will not detect WhenU

    b) is WhenU still in Nortons database

    c) in NIS2005, where is the database (currently 69,403 defs) kept?
     
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    Oremina Registered Member

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    Not to worry, got most of my queries sorted now.
    Having said that, if anyone has actually had experience of NIS2005 detecting it, but I doubt it. I think most of us have other apps that would get in first, eg a² and BOClean.
     
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