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Windows 7: MalwareBytes and Avast ?

20 May 2011   #11
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
malwarebytes scans for malware/spyware type stuff, not viruses.

As to how the file got around avast in the first place...perhaps it was on the box when Avast was installed and this was the very first full scan.

A common misconception of the term "Malware"

A combination of malicious and software. The term applies to all known malicious software, e.g., viruses, spyware, adware, worms, trojans, rootkits, etc.

And yes, Malwarebytes says on it's site that it deals with viruses also.


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20 May 2011   #12
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
And yes, Malwarebytes says on it's site that it deals with viruses also.
But MBAM is not an antivirus software.

(Adding to the public confusion, MSE is described as an anti-malware software, but, unlike MBAM, it is an antivirus software. )
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20 May 2011   #13
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Right.

Never said that.

I was just responding to the line - malwarebytes scans for malware/spyware type stuff, not viruses.

Not true.
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20 May 2011   #14
MarkJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

To explain a little further. The free version of Malwarebytes can only be used for running a system scan, it will not protect the system from infection but will scan, detect and remove all known types of Malware.

The paid for version will protect your system from all types of Malware.

Neither version targets any particular type of Malware.
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20 May 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Right.

Never said that.

I was just responding to the line - malwarebytes scans for malware/spyware type stuff, not viruses.

Not true.
Not completely false either. Malwarebytes says you need an AV scanner to detect virsuses. They don't make their product to detect viruses directly, but when malware/adware is considered a virus, and it's detected, than it sorta catches it.

You cannot solely rely on MBAM for all of your virus and malware needs. To do so, would be foolish.
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20 May 2011   #16
MarkJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

That is still incorrect terminology, Malware is a generic term for all kinds of malicious code it is not a particular type of infection. As I explained, Mbam is only for running scans (the free version), the paid for version of Malwarebytes is a full active program for Malware protection.
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20 May 2011   #17
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Right.

Never said that.

I was just responding to the line - malwarebytes scans for malware/spyware type stuff, not viruses.

Not true.
I know but didn't want others reading into it.

Bringing the thread back on topic -- I hope Bob didn't miss that another name for win32:vitro Virut and, if confirmed, a format/reinstall is recommended.
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20 May 2011   #18
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Right.

Never said that.

I was just responding to the line - malwarebytes scans for malware/spyware type stuff, not viruses.

Not true.
Not completely false either. Malwarebytes says you need an AV scanner to detect virsuses. They don't make their product to detect viruses directly, but when malware/adware is considered a virus, and it's detected, than it sorta catches it.

You cannot solely rely on MBAM for all of your virus and malware needs. To do so, would be foolish.
Let's just say your statement was not entirely accurate then.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
That is still incorrect terminology, Malware is a generic term for all kinds of malicious code it is not a particular type of infection. As I explained, Mbam is only for running scans (the free version), the paid for version of Malwarebytes is a full active program for Malware protection.
+1.

Still being misunderstood there.
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20 May 2011   #19
MarkJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

How to Remove Win32.Vitro Trojan, Uninstall Win32.Vitro

This might help, it is from a trusted site.
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20 May 2011   #20
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

win32:vitro

W32.Virut
(Symantec)

W32.Virut Removal Tool

W32.Virut Removal Tool | Symantec

Quote:
Important:
  • This removal tool must be run in Safe Mode.
  • If you are on a network or have a full-time connection to the Internet, such as a DSL or cable modem, disconnect the computer from the network and Internet. Disable or password-protect file sharing, or set the shared files to Read Only, before reconnecting the computers to the network or to the Internet. Because this worm spreads by using shared folders on networked computers, to ensure that the worm does not reinfect the computer after it has been removed, Symantec suggests sharing with Read Only access or by using password protection.
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