vuno trojan

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by stevenz, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. stevenz

    stevenz Registered Member

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    i had a vundo trojan infection.
    the only program that found it and completely removed it was malwarebytes antimalware.
    It is free too.
    come on eset.
    $50 a year for each pc,i want a lot better than that.
     
  2. Kosak

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    Hello, it's repeating situation. No AV will catch "everything", because virus writters have got time advantage etc. Follow this post.
     
  3. emperordarius

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    Also notice that new Vundo variants appear everyday, and no antivirus can catch all of them. That's why you can run an anti-spyware along with NOD32, so that it can catch was NOD32 may eventually miss. And actually NOD32 isn't very good with spyware.
     
  4. Marcos

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    Perhaps you've confused adware with spyware? Still, I think that adware detection is decent. It'd be good to know what exactly you are refering to.
     
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    Generally it's not very good with adware and with vundos.I'm not saying it's bad, just not very good. But it's fine if you run it along with an anti-spyware.
     
  6. Marcos

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    Hm, strange enough that we receive thousands of Vundo variants via ThreatSense that are detected by us and missed by almost all big players :) I admit that Microsoft has better detection, the question is whether it also triggers more false positives. There must always be a decent balance between detection sensitivity and false positives.
     
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    Well, regarding false positives, NOD32 makes really few:thumb:
    However, about Vundos, I don't doubt that you get that many variants, however to say the truth NOD32 has always had some problems with spyware.(I remember that it was like this since 2.7).this is what I mean. Of course that's a very uncommon scenario.
     
  8. Kosak

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    There is a problem with tester. :)

    You have to run complete scan, the best in safe mode, and then run OS in normal mode.

    When real-time scanner will scan files step-by-step and they will be detected, you will see this scenario. When there is a trojandownloader, other infected files will be downloaded. All depends on detection. For that I recommend use firewall, which detects these connections and denies them.
     
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