Panda Detection & True Prevent Personal 2005

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Libby J., Aug 31, 2005.

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  1. Libby J.

    Libby J. Guest

    Panda detection rocks.

    Unfortunately, my boyfriend feels a compelling need to look at porn. This invites all sorts of malware into our computer.

    The malware gets past McAfee, Spyware Guard, SpywareBlaster, MSAS, Ewido paid, WinPatrol Plus, Ad-Aware Plus, IE SpyAd, and tight settings.

    McAfee goes through this annoying ritual of finding the malware, and then not being able to delete, clean, nor quarantine it.

    Some of it can be gotten rid of by just cleaning out everything… CCleaner.

    But much of it, I have to hope the HouseCall or Ewido or A2 will find it and eliminate it as I’m not technically proficient to try and remove malware on my own.

    In my experience, Panda finds more stuff quicker than anybody else. It finds more than Housecall, more than McAfee, more than Kapersky online scan, more than A2 or Ewido or Trend A/S Online Scan even for specifically spyware and other non-virus gunk. It also eliminates the stuff better too.

    So I was a big Panda fan.

    So I bought Panda True Prevent Personal 2005, a product that goes along with your current AV/AT…. Products, adding behavior analysis and blocking.

    It immediately helped locate and remove two dialers that all the programs listed above had missed.


    I tried and tried to stop the breaking of my internet connection. I had several computer-weenie friends try and tweak and make adjustments to I could keep True Prevent on my computer. I felt better with Panda True Prevent on there.

    No luck, no matter how many tweaks I made, the system was unstable and inevitably lost the internet connection (more specifically, packets were getting through, pings worked, but websites would either freeze or could not connect).

    Next seeking help from Panda ---- wow. Nobody is home.

    But on the website was this info:

    “With certain types of network cards and if the QoS service is enabled, network and Internet connections could be lost. This only happens in computers running Windows XP.
    If the QoS service is disabled or the antivirus protection is uninstalled, the Internet connection is recovered.”

    What a joke. I’m not sure what percentage of the home computer users use XP, but that is not a trivial limitation for this product, and one I would think they’d up more up front.

    There also was a “hotfix” – but it didn’t do anything.

    I love Panda detection and might even get the ActiveScan Pro if my other components ever won’t get something off my computer, but this incident will make me wait for a long time before seriously considering any Panda product other than ActiveScan Pro for the future.

    Thank you, I feel better now.
  2. Libby again

    Libby again Guest

    Oh, does anybody know what QoS Service is, and what is the impact of turning it off?

    I looked on line, and just a bunch of Quality of Service stuff came up.

  3. Tom772

    Tom772 Guest

    Hi there libby, i found this link. It should help, let me know T:)
  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    its a traffic shaper; more info here (might be a bit technical). dont pay much attention to it, i always turn it off and i have yet to find any negative impact. also if ur such a fan of panda, why not get their titanium AV or platinum internet security. both of which already come with the truprevent technologies built in.
  5. tom772

    tom772 Guest

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  6. AZ Lurker

    AZ Lurker Guest

    Thanks for the heads up Libby. I have KAV, and never thought Panda would find anything, but I just found four items on my computer.

    Two were deleted. The other two, I think that one must be a false positive, and I'm not sure about the other one.

    This first one is a false positive, right?

    Spyware:Spyware/Cydoor No disinfected C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Dummies\dummy.cd_clint.dll
    Spyware:Spyware/Cydoor No disinfected C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}\RP592\A0040163.dll
    Is this one bad?
  7. Libby...

    Libby... Guest

    Thanks for the info Tom and WSFuser. Maybe I'm not done with Panda True Prevent yet.

    Here is the basic info on it:;en-us;316666

    But how do I turn it off?

    AZ Lurker, I've discovered the same thing over and over, Panda seems to find things other applications do not. I'd guess the first one associated with Spybot is a fp. The second one, I don't even have a guess.
  8. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    start menu > network connections > rightclick ur connection > properties > in the middle section it should say "This connection uses the following items:" just uncheck QoS Packet Scheduler.
  9. Libby....

    Libby.... Guest

    I finally figured out how to shut off QoS, and I reinstalled Panda True Prevent.

    I tweaked, and rebooted, and tried all sorts of things....

    The only part of "True Prevent" that is accurate -- it truly prevents a consistent or fast connection to the internet.

    Concept Good. But this product is not ready for prime time. A Google of other peoples experiences.... well.... I got off easy. I successfully got the program off my machine without any lingering effects.
  10. jdzworld

    jdzworld Registered Member

    Jul 30, 2005
    i too, like libby, really like the panda scans capability. but i want to keep my norton internet security on my cpu. the only option is the truprevent personal 2005. i d/l the trial version and the darn thing doesnt even have a option to scan my cpu like what the Activescan on the site used to do b4 they messed that up. plus, it seems my cpu slows down my internet connection...its on my old 266mhz but hey i wasnt gonna put it on my 2ghz cpu till i tried it out. i have recently heard to turn off the "detection of unknown...." feature.
    i tried out 2006 antivirus + antispyware from panda and the firewall annoys me just to even connect to the internet. it does have the scanner i want though. the bad thing is that the firewall only gives me the option to "allow my ISP to connect just this one time" for like 3 different messages and so i had to do it A LOT just to get online. anyway, im comtemplating what to do. activescan pro is not permanent protection so i dunno about that.

    as for the guy w/ the virus...looks like u need to delete all your system restores because one of them may have a virus in it that u now have gotten rid of. if u do that system restore, youll have that virus once again.
  11. Vikorr

    Vikorr Registered Member

    May 1, 2005
    QoS is simply a way of giving bandwith priority to a certain program/port - for example, VoIP port 5060 (if I remember the port right), so that it doesn't distort when you are downloading other stuff over the net.
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