Virus Descriptions

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by NinthShot, Jan 2, 2009.

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  1. NinthShot

    NinthShot Registered Member

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    Does ESET keep descriptions anywhere of the virus types that it finds? I have a user that somehow got himself infected with one or more strains of malware and I'm trying to determine what exactly he acquired.

    I've tried the Threat Encyclopedia, but that doesn't list any of what Smart Security found.

    For reference, I'm trying to look up:
    Win32/TrojanDownloader.FakeAlert.TF
    Win32/Cimag
    Win32/Patched.AE
     
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    ESET makes descriptions for interesting samples, not for everyone, which is detected. But as you can see name of same threats, eg. "Win32/TrojanDownloader.FakeAlert.TF", you have to know that it's downloader, which downloads application, which shows fake pop-up windows etc. Other AV company can have different name for some malware, eg. Nuwar (ESET), Zhelatin (Alwil),... I recommend to use Google or another search service for searching information.
     
  4. NinthShot

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    Not the answer I was hoping for, but thanks for the help (and for the link, Fixer).
     
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