Nod32 failed

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by raakii, Apr 7, 2009.

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  1. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    Nod32 recently failed to detect a virus on my pen drive that caused a lot of problems.It is name Virus: TR/Dropper.Gen .This has been cleaned by avira.If such problems continue users discontinue using it.
     
  2. Marcos

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    Well, how do you know that it's not an FP? Have you already submitted it to samples[at]eset.com? This is a generic detection, I've seen dozens of files that we proactively detected and the AV you mentioned added detection after 1-2 weeks. It's a matter of fact that every AV misses threats, no one detects 100% of malware. We have thousands of examples where ESET is the only one or one of a few AVs to detect certain threats so I don't see any point in bashing and ranting here in the forum.
     
  3. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    I submitted the sample a week ago.Does ESS v4 provide better detection than nod32 antivirus.
     
  4. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    In theory, the firewall could prevent an already running malware from downloading the payload.

    Please PM me the subject of the email or your email address so that I can look up your sample and check if it's actually malicious and undetected.
     
  5. gugarci

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    Avira is also great AV but it does suffer from a lot more false positives compared to ESET.

    Look at the latest AV comparatives.
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/main-tests.
    I don't like to clean or delete anything an AV find right away till I verify that is is a virus/trojan from a few different sources.
     
  6. raakii

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    I am surprised that nod32 was not able find a autorun virus , its obviously not a false positive . The trojan than always locked my pendrive even after format( after having attacked the system) .I could never open the pendrive by double-clicking.Hence an obvious malware.Eset tends to be fairly complacent on minor malware tough major attack are pevented.
     
  7. Marcos

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    Still waiting for details about the sample you submitted to samples[at]eset.com ...
     
  8. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    Sent again.

    Snipped: a link to malware removed. Posting links to malware is against TOS
     
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  9. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    He wants to know your email address so he knows which is yours, pm him.
     
  10. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    I have PMed him. And sent the sample to eset too.Waiting for ur response. Around 150 computers in my lab are already infected.This is the reality check for nod32.

    ~Virus Total link removed per Policy.~

    I come to know that this virus
    http://www.prevx.com/filenames/X1671012099714027321-X1/IMAGEVIEWER.EXE.html.here too
    http://www.threatexpert.com/files/imageviewer.exe.html
    is very famous one introduced long back.
    Eset comes in the league of infamous(not advanced) antivirus as far as detection of this virus is concerned.
     
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