Spycar and NOD32

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by gberns, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. gberns

    gberns Registered Member

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    In this month's PC World there is a reference to a set of utilities called Spycar (www.spycar.org) which attempt to make changes in the registry, IE settings and hosts file. The final sentence concludes "but if you can run the program without your antispyware or antivirus program going apoplectic, it's time to buy new security software."

    NOS32 did not alert to a single one of these actions although I have Blackspear's settings installed and these certainly look like potentially dangerous applications. What what it's worth, ZA Pro inquired about all the registry and host changes while ignoring the IE changes.

    Should not this kind of malware been picked up?

    Gary
     
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  3. gberns

    gberns Registered Member

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    Thanks.

    Not sure I understand it. In fact, pretty sure I don't. In medicine it takes a biopsy to know if an action is benign. Thought the process here would be at least as complicated requiring user to make a choice.
     
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    NOD32 does not normally detect benign anything.
    Like Spycar for example?

    HTH
    Cheers :)
     
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