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Windows 7: New Worm Leading to Rogue AV Is Spreading on Twitter

22 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaxryley View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I'm sorry but Iím a little reluctant to click that link. What is it? - virusscan.jotti.org

Looks like a scan website to me.... something to which I said I avoid.

Thanks.
When Virus Total is down then Jottis is an alternative. Not as many engines as VT but better than nothing.

And what do you mean by "avoid". Do you advise to avoid VT as well and why?
If you have virus software already installed on you system than I see no need to go to the internet for a scan. Yes there are exceptions to the rule but outside of those, why?

To sum it up - I don't go to sites for virus scans (unless directed by my software).... that's what the "installed" software is for

That's me, yours may vary.

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23 Jan 2011   #12

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
That's me, yours may vary.
Well all I can say is that if you think you need a realtime AV then you probably do.

No realtime AV here in years.

Virus Total and Jottis are both good in that you can post the results of a scan for all to see.

VT is up now and here are the detection results of the malware when first found and the results now. Would "your" AV have stopped it when first found?

First found:
VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner

Now:
VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner
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23 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaxryley View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
That's me, yours may vary.
Well all I can say is that if you think you need a realtime AV then you probably do.
Thanks
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