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Windows 7: Avast gives you rock solid protection !

23 Dec 2009   #41
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Ok turns out I hadent of updated Avast! (LOL?)
Even thought it said up-to-date, I learned you must right click on the program's taskbar icon and tell it to update.

I updated avast!, rebooted and done a full scan.
TURNS OUT, I had a trojan and rootkit still running.
The rootkit was in my SySWOW64 Drivers folder, and the trojan being a a fake winlogon.exe. I deleted both after the full system scan.

I think ill keep avast! as long as it last
Good to hear that it detected those infected files.


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23 Dec 2009   #42
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hmm... wonder how long that rootkit was running?
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23 Dec 2009   #43
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hmm... wonder how long that rootkit was running?
That rootkit was safe in his PC with the help of Norton.
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23 Dec 2009   #44
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hmm... wonder how long that rootkit was running?
That rootkit was safe in his PC with the help of Norton.

There aint no such animal as a safe rootkit Dinesh...
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23 Dec 2009   #45
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

when is avast 5 coming out? its beem in the news for some while now but to news of releasing it.
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23 Dec 2009   #46
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
when is avast 5 coming out? its beem in the news for some while now but to news of releasing it.
Avast 5 in in Beta 3 stage. Its been over 2 weeks that they haven't released any new beta yet. So I guess that's the final beta and next release will be the final version.I guess so... Really not sure when the final release will be out.
Be around to know when its out.
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23 Dec 2009   #47
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hmm... wonder how long that rootkit was running?
Hard to tell because when your rig has a quad-core it doesnt really slow down when you get a virus. Basically the only good part about a crappy PC is that YOU CAN TELL when you get a virus and its running.

Remember, MALWAREBYTES, MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS AND NORTON failed to detect the files Avast! Caught!

EDIT: Virus Scan of the files:
http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/f...a52-1261595664

http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/9...181-1261595734

I dont think neither of them were running. I had first done a quick scan of avast! which detected nothing, but a full scan showed both of those files. Also, I had never done a full-scan with malwarebytes, MSE or Norton. Norton detected the first one so it must have been just sitting in a folder that Norton doesnt scan during a quick-scan. MSE failed to detect both threats.

Also, after going to "MSCONFIG" neither of theses files are on startup, or ever were on startup.

Stay Safe. Use your brain. Use WOT.
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23 Dec 2009   #48
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
when is avast 5 coming out? its beem in the news for some while now but to news of releasing it.
had a bit of a search and i found this

avast! blog So, When is Version 5 Coming Out?

so looks like next month if everything goes smoothly.
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24 Dec 2009   #49
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Norton is better than Avast
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24 Dec 2009   #50
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Norton is better than Avast
Don't start A vs B thread...
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 Avast gives you rock solid protection !




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