vundo slips thru repeatedly... undetected?

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  1. darkwave_surfer

    darkwave_surfer Registered Member

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    anyone else having a reoccuring problem of the trojan vundo slipping thru nod32 undetected till AFTER it's infected the system? i'm actually quite shocked that the AV i pay for fails to stop this annoying tojan, yet a FREEWARE scanner manages to pick it up and eliminate it.
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    reoccuring problem?
    patch your machine, disable scripting in your browser except for trusted sites, use limited account and common sense and you will not have vundo or any other malware
     
  3. darkwave_surfer

    darkwave_surfer Registered Member

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    thats like saying "dont go outside your house and you wont get sick"... my point is that it's rather disturbing that nod32 CONTINUES to let it slip past...
     
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    on the contrary what is disturbing is that your machine suffers repeated malware when a remedy is a simple one
     
  5. Marcos

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    Actually there ain't many undetected Vundo variants. ESET is one of the few AVs that detect most new variants proactively and cleans out Vundo's resistant files completely.
     
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    Hi there,

    First and foremost: NO anti-virus software in the WHOLE world is bulletproof.
    NO a/v software can detect 100% of viruses/spyware/scareware in the wild.
    You should know that, specially when it comes to Vundo because more than a dozen of new variants of this nasty virus are created daily, thus it's IMPOSSIBLE for A/V vendors to catch-up with this.

    Common sense is the most important thing.
    What were you doing when your PC got infected in the first place?

    Is your OS (Windows XP or whatever you are running) fully patched? Are you running as a RESTRICTED USER or as an Administrator? Do you download software from reputable sources? Do you visit porn/warez sites? Have you disabled Autorun on Windows before plugging in USB sticks in your computer USB ports?
    Have you updated Java Runtime, Adobe Reader and Flash Player to their latest versions? Do you use Firefox with NoScript instead of Internet Explorer?

    Ask yourself all these questions before blaming your A/V software for getting infected with this kind of virus.

    Lastly, submit this new variant of vundo to ESET so they can add it to their virus signature.

    Kind regards,

    Carlos
     
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    Habakuck Registered Member

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    Vundofix does not work well!

    Use Combofix to get rid of the infection. After cleaning with Combofix you should run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SuperAntiSpyware cause vundo has backdoor capability and often loads more malware.
     
  9. siljaline

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    I suppose we could debate what third-party software does a better job until the proverbial Cows come home, the issue is if NOD can detect Vundo variants as they arise without the intervention of third-party software.
     
  10. CogitoTesting

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    Well then, why would someone buy an anti-virus program?
     
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    why indeed. it has something to do with risk management and human nature of taking educated and uneducated risks. AV is nothing but a tool and can only protect so much but the user, user is the key
     
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