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Windows 7: How often does you AV save you from an infection?

27 Jun 2009   #11
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

I'll clarify it.


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27 Jun 2009   #12
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Avast has been catching a bug on this site below for me recently.
And it has caught many trojans from Usenet. I knew that most were already though.

Virus - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums
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27 Jun 2009   #13
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

OK, I checked that link you posted and loaded the "trojan" disguised as a jpg and nothing. A browser is not going to execute jpgs as javascript.

The contents of logo.jpg: http://pastebin.com/f78e90a58

So I guess that doesn't qualify as something that would have infected you.

Thanks for your info though.
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27 Jun 2009   #14
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

its fixed now
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27 Jun 2009   #15
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

I know the wow site was fixed. I went to the actual site that infects you...b35.info. The wow site loaded a file from there. From the thread at the wow site...
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27 Jun 2009   #16
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Just to satisfy my curiosity.

How often does your antivirus programs stop an infection from happening? I'm not talking about things like play.exe renamed to mp3 files. My mom gets those all the time and they do nothing. A real infection. Also, what where you doing that caused it?

Thanks
Anti virus stops all of them (eset smart security & microsoft security essentials) and I was visiting a known propagating site. I visit alot of questionable sites (not adult) but have only been infected once

Ken
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27 Jun 2009   #17
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

I also visit those types of sites but I've never been infected even without running any AV.

I think a lot of it is like that logo.jpg that Dixon Butz pointed me to. It's really a false positive even though it's malicious code. I kinda recall one hotfix for a gdi exploit in jpgs but that was patched a long time ago.
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27 Jun 2009   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
AV

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
I also visit those types of sites but I've never been infected even without running any AV.

I think a lot of it is like that logo.jpg that Dixon Butz pointed me to. It's really a false positive even though it's malicious code. I kinda recall one hotfix for a gdi exploit in jpgs but that was patched a long time ago.
the one time I got a nasty I had (yeah I know) disabled AV for some maint. thing and loaded an unknown disk. I get alot of false positives but nothing else. I have become so used to ESS doing its job I dont even really monitor like a hawk. MSE is a little touchy. It even thought its own virus defs were a virus

Ken
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01 Jul 2009   #19
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Have been running a netbook on public, free, and unsecured wifi for a month w/o any real-time AV (no infections). Hint: online scanners.
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02 Jul 2009   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
My mom gets those all the time and they do nothing.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Please red the question asked carefully. If you read it right, your answers should look something like this...
I'm not interested in how your spouses, parents, kids, etc, treat computers. Just you.
Then why do we have to hear about your mom's habits?
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