WinZip Malware Protector

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Oximoronman, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Oximoronman

    Oximoronman Registered Member

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    What do you think about it?
    I think it uses Clam engine :eek:
     
  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    It's a rebrand of Systweak's Advanced SystemProtector. I would stay well away from this as it has problems with false positives and its detection rate I'm sure would be terrible. As far as I know, Systweak use their own malware database.
     
  3. anon

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    I have also a question:
    WinZip Malware Protector detects the ADWARE/InstallCore in WinZip installer? :isay:

    More info here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/avira.345492/page-116#post-2423708
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  4. guest

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    InstallCore isn't really harmful. It's just you're typical installer used for bundling adware.

    With regard to WinZip Malware Protector:
    There are enough 'security tools' who claim to offer the ultimate solution. Just use something that offers proven protection. (Kaspersky, Symantec, Avira, Trend Micro, etc.)
     
  5. anon

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  6. ZeroVulnLabs

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    Some more about InstallCore:
    https://blog.malwarebytes.org/fraud...-program-borrows-tricks-from-malware-authors/

    On a personal note I'd say it is dangerous to the vast majority of the Internet population who isn't technical or savvy enough to pay attention to the tricks being used to install PUPs.

    Also something to note about InstallCore:
     
  7. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    in some cases its a plain picture - if you cant click the options.
    anyhow this option only appears when eg opencandy has web access. a proper hosts file against ads/tracking prevent such access : no opencandy = no adware. just as simple.

    the evil here - regular av programs dont recognize such adware and let it pass.
     
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