Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Dude527, Jun 9, 2007.
I suppose the subject says all I can say here
NOD32 knowns infinite numbers of virus, says ESET. Infinite means that NOD32 ThreatSense engine can detect new and unknown viruses.
BUT AN OFFICIAL LIST OF KNOWN VIRUSES (size of the signatures database) WILL BE SO GOOD. THIS ACTION CAN GIVE TO ESET MORE TRANSPARENTLY.
Excuse my ignorance, but what does transparently mean?
Yes......it should be "transparency", not transparently. Since English is not the first language of many people who post here, that's an understandable error.
Anyway, in terms of transparency, I believe what is meant is that revealing the entire database would provide ESET customers (and potential customers) the opportunity to see what is included and what is not, thereby allowing the database to be compared to that of competing products.
Ah I see, thanks for filling in the blanks, that's helpful.
Comparing databases is useless:
- Each company counts signatures in a different way. Examples: Norton/Symantec (73429), ClamAV (124087), Kaspersky (320185).
- The same malware sample receives different names. Example: Zhelatin/Nuwar mail worm (Fuclip.I, Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.a, Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.d, I-Worm/Stration.CBU, Trojan.Peacomm, Trojan.Peed.BF, TrojanDownloader:Win32/Nuwar.A, W32/Zhelatin.D@mm, Win32.Zhelatin.d, Win32/Fuclip.I, Win32/Pecoan, Worm.Zhelatin.d, Worm/Zhelatin.D)
I didn't quite understand that, would you mind rephrasing it?
Dude527, I've been looking through your posts.
I have no experience of removing Contravirus, but would suggest an anti trojan application. Although it's name includes the word "virus" it's actually a trojan, different cleaning technique needed.
The links are to freeware antispyware programs that include "Contravirus" in their databases.
http://www.spywareterminator.com/dnl/landing.aspx (download SpywareTerminator, the lower download link also optionally installs the webguard BHO, suggest just to install the application without the Webguard, and without the Clam AV)
The lower download link is to the free version. Recommended by many at Wilders and elsewhere.
It's probable that Asquared and AVG Antispyware would also be able to detect and remove this.
After downloading an application (either ST or SAS), update it, then set it for a full scan. Quarantine anything found.
Hey, thanks, the Spyware Terminator program worked! And it's taking a lot less time to scan then NOD32 did! Thank you, I have been trying to kill this virus for a while and now you have shown me redemption! Thank you again!
Very glad to hear it. (Hardly redemption, though, it might feel a bit that way...)
General cleanup suggestions:
Trojans are nasty critters. There is a full cleanup guide at Castlecops. Very comprehensive, but worth doing from time to time, especially after a malware infection. http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction
The main points involve repeat scans, with a couple of different good quality scanners, and at least once in safe mode.I'd suggest doing at least that, with SAS as well as ST.
After doing that, and if the computer runs well, turn off system restore to delete all the restore points, within which malware can be. Reboot, turn system restore on again. Do a full AV scan, and a full Antispyware (AS) scan, you should be all good.
Expect to see quite a few pop-ups from the ST program if you install it as a resident AS. Can be confusing. Plenty of help available at the forums, and do read the faq's and help files a bit. http://forum.spywareterminator.com/
Well done for cleaning that crap up. As well as having your PC running better you do the entire www a service by keeping this crap from spawning.
I agree. Not to mention...before a list could even be published..it's outdated.
Plus some AV programs I'm sure use a definition to detect "variants"..whereas another AV program may use 1x definition per variant..hence the uninformed would make a decision that the 2nd AV program is better because it boasts of using more unique definitions.
And those AV programs which also utilize heuristics would not be considered by the uninformed.
Too many things that people lose sleep over..just sit back, let it do it's thing, and enjoy other things.
Comparing databases of different antivirus doesn't give you any valuable information.
I see that
Separate names with a comma.