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Old 06-09-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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Just had a desktop with AntivirusSuite (fake AV) that was running
Microsoft Essentials, Malwarebites and Spybot S&D brought to me.

I used Avast and ComboFix to fix it. LOL
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:13 PM
 
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Just had a desktop with AntivirusSuite (fake AV) that was running
Microsoft Essentials, Malwarebites and Spybot S&D brought to me.

I used Avast and ComboFix to fix it. LOL
What's your point?
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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Malwarebytes - Easily the best piece of software on here hands down.
Superantispyware - Meh.
TDSSKiller - Great for finding rootkits. Works mostly on TDSS infections of the MBR.
Avira AV - I've seen some pretty good luck with in when it comes into our shop. People get infected, and then don't run their antivirus. I'll restart their computer and Avira has already taken care of the infection on restart, so.
AVG - I used the program for years, never got infected, but I also have other tools. I'm not thrilled with AVG anymore because it catches too many false positives.
PCTools Threatfire - Firewall, used it a couple years ago, was happy with it.

Paid:
Kaspersky IS - The only paid software I'd trust installing on someones computer. It can get buggy sometimes, but I've seen this program stop trojans and rogue A\Vs that get past every other real-time scanner--which isn't saying much. I've seen it get past Norton 360, McAfee Suite, Bitdefender Total Security, AVG, etc. But not Kaspersky.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:58 AM
 
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Just had a desktop with AntivirusSuite (fake AV) that was running
Microsoft Essentials, Malwarebites and Spybot S&D brought to me.

I used Avast and ComboFix to fix it. LOL
Means nothing, there isn't an AV app on the planet that will protect against every threat. I see nothing funny about combofix fixing it, that's what it's designed to do
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Every time I've seen the FakeAV infections, I've gotten them off with Malwarebytes. Sometimes I had to run it multiple times or run in Safe Mode, but it always cleaned them off. Somewhere up there, I saw a mention of the Total Security infection. When I looked it up, Spyware Doctor was the recommended way to remove the problem.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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What's your point?

What is your point of asking "What's your point?"
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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What is your point of asking "What's your point?"
His point was your comment isn't really relevant to the thread. Many things go on when a PC is infected by malware that is too new to be in it's signature database, not the least of which is the disabling of the installed AV apps ability to update itself, thus not able to detect the infection. It's no big surprise another AV app with more current signatures is able to clean it.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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What is your point of asking "What's your point?"
I don't understand, what's the point of asking what's your point to the question what's your point?

I thought what's the point was a game on the Internet:

Funbrain.com - What's the Point?

Lighten up dudes.......
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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His point was your comment isn't really relevant to the thread. Many things go on when a PC is infected by malware that is too new to be in it's signature database, not the least of which is the disabling of the installed AV apps ability to update itself, thus not able to detect the infection. It's no big surprise another AV app with more current signatures is able to clean it.
It was relevant since the OP was running Microsoft Essentials and Malwarebites and wanted other options.
Not only did I provide other options, I said that they fixed what the others didn't.
Of course up to date definitions could play a part but in this case they were all up to date.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Just had a desktop with AntivirusSuite (fake AV) that was running
Microsoft Essentials, Malwarebites and Spybot S&D brought to me.

I used Avast and ComboFix to fix it. LOL
How can one decipher if one has Antivirus Suite (fake AV) on ones pc?
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